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Recipe for a rocket

Published on February 7, 2011 By SpaceKate

  It is rocket science, but I’m trying to make it a bit easier to understand (for my own sake as well as yours!) Here’s my attempt to boil it down to the basics with a handy recipe for a rocket. Ingredients: 1x Newton’s 3rd Law (every action has an equal and opposite reaction) 1x Container 1x Nozzle […]

Beginners' Guide to Rocket Science

Published on February 2, 2011 By SpaceKate

Ever wondered if the shuttle could go to the moon? Too scared to ask what a rocket actually is? Have no fear,Space Kate is here with a handy little podcast about rocket science. Impress your friends by learning and reciting rocket scientist Nathan Bergey‘s answers to my questions about rockets, getting to the moon, and whether science […]

Open Source Rockets in Portland

Published on February 2, 2011 By SpaceKate

Portland, Oregon is not the first place that springs to mind when you think about rocket science, but Portland State Aerospace Society is doing its best to change that. This open source rocket group have ambitions to send 1kg to orbit – something that only 10 (multi)national space programmes and one commercial company have ever achieved. It’s […]