CEO, Able Space Co. I'm a rocket scientist.
The new aluminum landing gear on XA-0.1B-750. Wider spread, and lighter weight.
New gear in progress on B, by Dread Pirate Vicegrip (@dmasten) and @drbobloblaw.
WK2 landed at MHV about ten minutes ago. I guessed wrong on which direction it would land, it landed against the wind.
Six Phantoms at BAE.
In the near-ground takeoffs today, discovered an impingement shock disk in the rocket plume, the white rectangle just above the paver.
A lightly melted concrete paver, under the engine on flight 13. Thinking of selling it on eBay.
They're just gray concrete until you melt it with a rocket engine, then greens and blacks come out.
I do not fit well in the X-Racer, even with no parachute. My head was hitting the ceiling. Aleta pointed out the switch guards, which are aluminum replicas of titanium ones on the Space Shuttle.
L-R: 3 rocket vehicles, XA-0.1B-750, X-Racer, EZ Rocket. At Moj Transportation Mus. monthly fly-in.
Fractal frost structures on the LOX vent, as -300F oxygen interacts with dry Mojave air.
Ken Brown of Masten Space Systems loads LOX into XA-0.1B-750 while White Knight Two does touch-and-gos on Mojave's long runway.
I didn't find a rocket this morning, but I did find three skeletons. Here's one.
The successful launch of Flometrics' LR-101-based "Mythbusters rocket". The engine is as old as the tanks on our vehicle, about 50 years.
I did some publicity photos of the rocket engine earlier this week, here's one.
(melted) Concrete evidence of today's testing. #moonfruit Blobs near gear are from today.
Ian at the controls, as seen behind the engine on B. #moonfruit
Currently 84F in Mojave, here's a scene from December 17th of B in the snow.
Paul Breed demonstrates an autonomous helicopter flight at FAR today.
Edwards AFB/Nasa Dryden as seen from Brown Butte, SE of Mojave.
Hand blown glasses, my souvenir from Seattle. And some rocket notes.
Planes doing midair refueling while turning over Mojave while we were setting up.
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