You’ve no doubt seen how the X-15 got up into the air and then dropped off for some sweet rocket flight, but have you ever wondered how it got from rocketing along to what you see above, settling gently back to the earth? Well, wonder no more; instead, hit the jump and check out a handy little diagram outlining a ‘typical’ landing pattern!
Continue reading Learn the Landing Pattern
Good night, sweet prince…
Image via amyshirateitel.com.
Looks like I missed a Shutdown on Wednesday. So to make up for it, here is something nice to look at.
Image from airpigz.com.
The North American X-15. It makes my heart beat increase to unhealthy levels. Just looking at it causes physiological changes that are generally reserved for my wife or Kaley Cuoco. I shouldn’t keep this to myself. I need to share.
Continue reading X-15 Breaking Mach 4
According to these calculations, it’s time to watch some cartoons.
Continue reading Vintage Celluloid
In addition to NASA’s free image library (the GRIN), beginning in 2009 they began to offer some free e-books online. What better way to celebrate past technologies than by reading about them utilizing new technologies? The selection is still somewhat limited, but the in depth nature of the titles should provide hours of entertainment. They are available in .mobi, .prc, ..pdf, and .epub flavors, and so should be viewable on almost all devices, although perhaps not that Apple Newton you’ve been holding on too.
Continue reading Take a Look, In a Book!