Juniors explain the chemistry that makes rockets fly The Zed rocket use a solid-fueled motor. A few weeks ago, our Zed rocket lifted off the launch pad for the first time. At the heart of our homemade rocket is a homemade engine, which provides the thrust needed to make any rocket [...]
Although this may not have been the of the year students and faculty would have liked, there is a bright side to this pandemic. I have been making more time for things I love to do as hobbies. I’ve taught myself how to play worship songs on the guitar and the keyboard. Many athletes have stories besides scoring a goal or throwing a no-hitter. As I was struggling to find stories and stick to my forte of writing about sports and athletes, I drew a blank. Many professional sports organizations have cancelled the rest of their remaining seasons or weren’t able to participate in a season at all.
A launch pad may be the simplest and least technically challenging aspect of rocketry, but a poorly designed pad makes getting in the air a lot more frustrating.
Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be a songwriter. There's something beautiful about being able to artistically and creatively express myself. I wrote my first song when I was 13 and played it for everyone that would listen.
Under a hastily decorated tree stood an assortment of packages. A large, generic brown box peaked curiosity to its contents. My turn came, and I moved over to the tree to collect the prize. On first glance I failed to understand the markings on the outside of the boxes inside.
Behind a hill in Lompoc, CA, propellant pumped to 1,000 psi surged through nine Merlin 1D rocket engines. At 10:54 a.m., Jan 14, 2017, Falcon 9’s hold-down clamps released and 614 tons floated on fire and smoke.