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    This research studio will focus on architectural horizon and ground in a new way; from the perspective of what was called the big blue marble in...
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    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    The Nova Scotia Spaceport site is more specifically planned for a site near Alder Point in Nova Scotia, just west of Sydney Mines, according to a Canwest News Service Article.

    Located on Cape Breton, below are some images of the surrounding landscape.





    Wed, Apr 2, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: Spaceport, Greg Lynn
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    Spaceport America
    nearest city: Truth and Consequences, New Mexico, United States
    Webpage
    Location

    The Oklahoma Spaceport
    Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSID)
    501 Sooner Drive—P.O. Box 689
    Burns Flat, Oklahoma 73624
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    Spaceport Canada
    nearest city: Sydney Mines, Novia Scotia, Canada
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    Spaceport Singapore
    Changi Aiport vicinity, Singapore
    Webpage
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    Spaceport Sweden
    nearest city: Kiruna, Sweden
    Webpage
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    Spaceport UAE
    Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, near Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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    Wed, Apr 2, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: Spaceports, Greg Lynn
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    George Dyson, son of physicist Freeman Dyson, has speaks at the TED conference about the Orion Project: a nuclear powered spacecraft that could reach Saturn in 5 years. Dyson took it upon himself to chronicle the project, which was classified when his father was working on it. NASA, who ended the project, ended up purchasing his research and information because he knew more about the project than they did. They are keeping the information for a doomsday situation.



    Below are links to articles for further reading:

    Wikipedia
    Project Orion: released 2001
    Selden's minimal page about Project Orion
    Project Orion: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth. by Michael Flora
    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Atomic Spaceship
    Quantum Legacy Forum
    Deep Reading






    Craft, showing crew quarters


    Iterations of the Orion Spacecraft, the largest being a 40 Kiloton craft
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    WhiteKnightTwo & SpaceShipTwo, by Scaled Composites, was unveiled today, as shown in this video from CNN.

    ZDNet posted these hi-res images on their website:



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    Zylon, poly(p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisoxazole), is a thermoset polyurethane synthetic polymer material, vaguely related to Kevlar & Nylon. It is extremely high strength, and is used in various applications, including tennis racquets, bulletproof vests and martian rovers.



    A reflective gold or reddish brown color are characteristic of the fiber



    The safety sheet for Zylon warns the one strand of the fiber can "severely cut or even sever fingers."



    Zylon's Technical Information Sheet shows it's superior strength to both Aramid and Carbon (although test conditions were not specified).

    Wed, Jan 16, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: Lynn, Materials, Zylon
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    Steve Fossett successfully circumnavigated the globe in the Bud Light Spirit of Freedom, a Rozière balloon like the Breitling Orbiter 3, landing in Australia July 4, 2002 after 19 days, 13 days 8 hours 33 minutes to go around the world, and 14 days 19 hours 50 minutes in flight. This was the first solo circumnavigation flight by a balloon.



    The Spirit of Freedom flew at approximately the same altitude as the Breitling Orbiter 3, up to 34,700 ft, and up to speeds of 204 mph.



    Fosset's accommodations were smaller than the Breitling Orbiter 3, measuring only 5'5" wide by 7' long. The gondola now rests at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.



    The experience within the gondola was severe for a soloist in flight. Fossett's 4 hours of sleep per night were achieved through 45 minute naps. In addition to being in cramped quarters, Fosset also had to climb outside the capsule in below zero temperatures to check fuel tanks and burners.

    The construction of the capsule was a combination of kevlar and carbon.
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    Brian Jones (UK) and Bertrand Piccard (SUI) successfully circumnavigated the globe in the Breitling Orbiter 3, a Rozière balloon, landing in Egypt March 21st, 1999 after 19 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes in flight. This was the first circumnavigation flight by a balloon.



    The Breitling Orbiter 3 cruised in the jet stream at altitudes ranging from 23,000 - 43,000 ft.
    The higher altitudes dictated the use of a pressurized cabin, or gondola.





    The 2.25m wide by 4.0m long cabin had a small kitchen, a bathroom, and sleeping alcoves for the two pilots.



    After their successful flight, the gondola was placed in the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Milestones of Flight Gallery.

    Thu, Jan 10, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: Explorers, Aircraft, Lynn, Biran Jones
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    This is an interactive timeline for space shuttle missions. It is a pop-up flash window: click on STS-122: Interactive Mission Timeline on the right hand side.
    Thu, Dec 6, 2007  Permanent link
    Categories: Shuttle Mission
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    Thu, Dec 6, 2007  Permanent link
    Categories: Atmosphere
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