Saturday, July 28, 2007

NewSpace


The NewSpace conference is presented each year by the Space Frontier Foundation. Rocketplane Kistler brought this simple mockup of their cockpit. There is one set of rudder pedals therefore only one pilot. Their vehicle is based upon a Learjet 25, the only Lear certified for single-pilot operation. Rocketplane Kistler and Elon Musk's SpaceX are the main competitors for NASA's COTS contract. COTS will hopefully lead to private vehicles resupplying ISS, leaving NASA to explore further outward.

This week brought news of a tragic explosion at Scaled Composites, builders of Spaceship One. The accident killed three employees and seriously injured three others. No word yet on whether this will delay development of Spaceship Two. Virgin Galactic, Benson Aerospace, Rocketplane Kistler and others are all working on suborbital vehicles to take you into Space.

This week the Liftport Group hosts the latest Carnival of Space!

5 Comments:

Blogger DaVinci said...

I'm very interested in finding out more info on planetary black holes or singularities. I often thought something like this was a likely scenario, but not very qualified to speak on the subject.

3:53 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Welcome davinci. I recommend that you search my previous posts on Black Holes, such as "Here Be Dragons" or "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" from last year. I would love to have more published papers on the subject, but this is a difficult subject to publish.

6:45 AM  
Blogger DaVinci said...

Thanks,
You;re doing quite well I think. I found you from Richard Dawkins site, in a roundabout way. This is one of the few blogs I can see and participate in while at work.

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Lubos Motl said...

This is the place to read about grandiose conjectures that are not founded on physical derivation. This is the reason why you are not publishing.

Here's a thought: "Publish" your work on this site. Let's see the physics behind your claims.

Best
Lubos

5:56 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Wonderful hearing from you, Lubos. You will be pleased to hear that a paper on GM=tc^3 has been accepted by a major journal. It includes 3 lines of corroborating evidence from independent sources. There are links to previous publications on this site. Someone of your mathematical ability might enjoy my January 2, Nov. 24 and Nov. 21 posts. At very least they are good for starting arguments.

A paper about the Earth is coming, but it is a big subject.

8:14 PM  

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