Why Do They Call It A Sounding Rocket?

The first sounding rocket was launched on February 16, 1949

When scientists use the term “sound” in relation to the upper atmosphere, they are referring to a process of using instruments carried by rockets to gather data about the properties of the atmosphere at different altitudes. This process is known as “sounding”, and it involves measuring various physical properties of the atmosphere, such as temperature, pressure, and composition, at different heights.

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Rocket Launch 05/21/2022

B14-0 Cato’s on staged flight of an Estes Drifter

We got together for a rocket launch on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. It was pretty hot but the wind wasn’t as bad as it had been at the last couple of launches. The guys got three new Astocam videos that I’ll post below.

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Max Q – Band of Astronauts

Rock and rollers from space!

After the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986, in an effort to raise the spirits of the astronauts, technicians, crew, etc., Dan Brandenstein, Chief of the Astronaut Office, suggested that they hold a party. Brewster Shaw then approached Hoot Gibson, who he had performed a few songs with at astronaut parties, with the idea of forming a four-piece group to play at this party.

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Caves on the Moon?

Possible protection from the lunar surface, where it may be as hot as 212°F during the day and as cold as -238°F just before dawn.

There has been a discovery of a huge cave on the moon. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)[1], using data from their space probe, in 2009 after the Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE)[2], detected a 164-foot wide cave opening on October 18, 2017.

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James Webb Space Telescope

Capturing all that glitters In galaxies with NASA’s Webb

The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful space telescope ever built. It will allow scientists to look at what our universe was like about 200 million years after the Big Bang. The telescope will be able to capture images of some of the first galaxies ever formed.

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Rocket Launch 02/05/22

Beautiful sky, great launch

Another great day flying rockets, first launch this year. It was windy and cold, 10mph steady breeze and 40 degrees F. The sky was cloudless. We had a couple of more launches that I did not get a photo of; Kevin’s PML Bullpup on a Loki G66, and my Estes Big Dawg on a C6-5.

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