CEO, Able Space Co. I'm a rocket scientist.
If carbon diamonds were as easy to make as mach diamonds, no one would wear them as jewelry.
We ran the engine until the trailer ran out of LOX, which meant it shot a bit of fuel out before shutting down.
Fuel+no oxygen+warm engine=fireball/flamethrower.
New Starbucks Liquid Oxygen. When iced coffee isn't cold enough. (Testing a bespoke thermocouple amp.)
Here's the after photo. It's not easy to shave the back of your own head.
Photo by Orson of the Mojave Green rattlesnake I moved before we could fly the rocket.
Orson, Dave, Jon, Ian, and me, after we loaded the vehicle on the trailer. This is the "before" photo, wait to see the 'after' photo next week.
Ian M. Garcia is the first Cuban in the history of the universe to make the entire guidance system of a VTVL rocket vehicle.
Concrete marks after the flight. Lightly melted the stands.
Once a vehicle passes the big four-oh (firings), doctors recommend digital... inspection.
@SpaceflightNow The Delta II launch at Vandenburg as seen from the Masten Space parking lot in Mojave.
The mars yard at JPL. I was wandering around off the tour.
From the other side, a photo from the high speed camera.
A screen capture from the HD camera of the first full vehicle test on Friday.
Getting ready to load the vehicle on the trailer. All systems are working.
My new car. Rocket test trailer reflection in the rear panel.
The 750 engine module, now with more plumbing and less leaks.
Ian in his natural environment, staring at code or equations until the answer is apparent.
My reaction control thrusters, with tiny DeLaval nozzles. 0.1 frame sits glumly in the background.
Orson, Ken, Jon working on the engine module wiring and plumbing.
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