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It is not always about moving forward

I made use of our family YMCA membership for the first time today. Between carting children to and from swim lessons, I darted into a Zumba class for a few minutes. 88 more words

Developing the Blueprint for a Scramjet

Although researchers are keen to develop a successful scramjet engine, designing and testing this type of engine has proved difficult. For example, the WaveRider scramjet test vehicle, built by the engineering powerhouses of DARPA, Boeing and Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, only had two successful flights of four. 535 more words

Aerospace Design

F-35 Class Hovercraft Propulsion: Technical Presentation

As part of being enrolled in aerospace senior seminar, a technical presentation was required.  I am a part of the University of Alabama hovercraft senior design team, so I chose to do my analysis on the propulsion system of the hovercraft. 36 more words

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Talk about awe inspiring! We were thrilled to visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum on Monday, November 27th at Huntsville, AL. We had stopped for a few days to visit some friends we hadn’t seen in a couple of years and we all decided to visit the museum. 429 more words


Sci-Fi Era Rocket Engines Work, but Questions Remain

Imagine this – in an orbit around Mars, spaceship engines ignite. Rather than the typical roaring core of flames, instead small explosions spin around the inner edge of the engine. 803 more words

Aerospace Design

Retrotechtacular: The Jet Story

A plane from Britain is met in the US by armed security. The cargo? An experimental engine created by Air Commodore , RAF engineer air officer. 301 more words

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