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Has ‘Curiosity’ Done for Manned Spacefight?

Many of us are astonished, but pleasantly so, that the Mars Lander ‘Curiosity’ made it to the surface of Mars with its quite novel landing system, making what appears to have been a perfect and near pin-point landing. Those of … Continue reading

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How Dangerous are the Hydrazine Fuels?

Just how dangerous are the Hydrazine Fuels? The hydrazine fuels (anhydrous hydrazine and mono-methylhydrazine MMH) are currently going through close scrutiny in Europe because of the new ‘REACH’ legislation. Consequently, the question of their toxicity is a hot subject. Having … Continue reading

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USAF’s X37B Spy Sat – a “mini-Shuttle”

One most interesting aerospace project that has managed to keep a relatively low profile is the American X37B reconnaissance spacecraft, as reported by the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16423881 and described on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-37B. First going in to service (apparently) in April 2010, … Continue reading

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