Why can’t Birds Fly in Space? | #aumsum
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Why can’t Birds Fly in Space? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Why can’t Birds Fly in Space? They want to, but I keep on bringing them back. What. Oh AumSum. How birds fly can be best explained using Bernoulli’s principle. Wings of the birds play a major role in this. The shape of their wings causes air to move much faster above their […]

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Why Build Big Rockets At All? It’s Time For Orbital Refueling
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Why Build Big Rockets At All? It’s Time For Orbital Refueling

On Tuesday, July 30th, NASA announced 19 different partnerships with 13 different companies to use their expertise to help them develop space technologies, from advanced communications systems to new methods of entry, descent and landing. Instead of contracting out specific projects, NASA will make its employees, facilities, hardware and software available to these companies, for […]

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Bumper Rocket
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Bumper Rocket

Bumper was an early suborbital rocket built by the United States Army in the late 1940’s. Bumper was a combination of the German V-2 missile and the American WAC Corporal sounding rocket. The rocket was designed to test techniques for staging and separation of rockets at high speeds. Staging on Bumper was accomplished by the […]

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Why Are Rockets Launched in Florida?
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Why Are Rockets Launched in Florida?

NASA’s most important rocket launches – the Mercury program, the Moon missions, and the space shuttles – lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. But why there? Florida doesn’t seem to have a lot going for it. The state gets hit by lightning more than anywhere else in the U.S., plus […]

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