- Apr 10, 2007
- Fresno, California
It always seamed to me that the term "Rocket Science" was a subtle insult. Rocket science is just F=ma.
About twenty years ago, I was friends with a retired Boeing aerodynamicist. He had had the lift equation tatooed on his arm.It is not nearly as difficult as trying to explain how wings create lift or proving that the earth is round.
Actually, "Rocket Science" is actually DV=Isp*G*ln(Mi/Mf). That is literally Tsiolkovsky's rocket equation.
About twenty years ago, I was friends with a retired Boeing aerodynamicist. He had had the lift equation tattooed on his arm.
I've been threatening to do the same with the rocket equation....
Ok, then. But where did the Aliens come from? How did they develop?...I watched a single episode of Ancient Aliens or whatever that show is called.... not sure if it is how all of them are, but was kind of interesting/funny/disturbing....
He spent the entire episode laying out an argument for intelligent design (the basis behind Christian as well as many other religious belief systems), then ends with "but because there can not be a God, it was Aliens".................. No argument for why there could not be a God, or why it was Aliens, just that its obviously intelligent design and he chooses Aliens as the answer.
Oak Island???I don't think I have seen any shows on the history channel in recent years that wasn't designed for 8yr olds addicted to annoying youtube repetition without any meat.
It is not nearly as difficult as... proving that the earth is round.
That is literally Tsiolkovsky's rocket equation.
Yes, but if it is desirable to deploy at apogee (to minimize load on the 'chute, shroud lines, and Mike), maybe the most foolproof approach would involve commanded deployment from the ground. In these circumstances, folks on the ground are probably in the best position to make a decision and can account for unforeseen deviations in the flight path.Automatic chute deployment likely would have saved his life.
Most likely he had neither the budget or aptitude for automation and/or remote commands.Yes, but if it is desirable to deploy at apogee (to minimize load on the 'chute, shroud lines, and Mike), maybe the most foolproof approach would involve commanded deployment from the ground.
No one can deny his determination. I cannot dispel the feelings of waste over a pointless goal.... it's worth noting his passion, fearlessness, and total commitment to a goal, no matter how misguided his efforts may have been.
Mentioned this in fritzw's thread. Surprised it's not here.
Ercoupe at Torrance municipal. Doing T&G's, engine problems. Impossible turn. 2 parked aircraft. Injuries only.
There's a cellphone video on FB but I can't seem to find it anymore.
...or I short hike up a medium sized hill.I'm not sure why he believed a low altitude rocket flight would allow him to see the curvature of the Earth any more than a half hour ride in a Cessna 150.
That’s because the Earth is flat!I've been up over 30K (sailplane) and didn't see any curvature.
In the past, Hughes said he believed the Earth was flat, with some publications stating his launches were aimed at seeing the Earth's curvature for himself. In August 2019, however, Hughes told Space.com that his flat-Earth belief was not his launch motivator. He was simply a daredevil, pushing the envelope of homemade rockets, Hughes said.
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