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MinutePhysics: How To Go To Space

Do you want to go to space? Do you want to learn about bending computers and boxes that make clothes smell better and sky boats with turning wings?  

Vulcan Inc.: Stratolaunch Systems, A Paul G. Allen Project

Paul Allen is the less known of the two Microsoft founders and he (Vulcan Inc) has been working on a project called Stratolaunch which will be the world ‘s largest aircraft once completed. The idea is to Stratolaunch be used for launching rockets with satellites from Stratolaunch Stratolaunch Systems unveils a new design concept for …

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DARPAtv: ALASA Concept Video

DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access program (ALASA) seeks to propel 100-pound satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) within 24 hours of call-up, all for less than $1 million per launch. The current ALASA design envisions launching a low-cost, expendable launch vehicle from conventional aircraft. Serving as a reusable first stage, the plane would fly …

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