Launch Observations

Local section members Bob Greene and Jolie Elder traveled down to Florida’s space coast for the 12:45 AM Monday 18 July SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9. This was mission CRS-9 and you can find the press kit here on the SpaceX website. You can… Read More

Harmonic Motion

At least some of us learned Kepler’s law in school. While we may understand that when several objects are in orbit around the same large body the objects in the smaller, closer orbits will have shorter periods, understanding and seeing are not the same thing.… Read More

Computer Code from the 1960s

If you read the AIAA daily update, then you’ll already know that the Apollo 11 guidance software has been uploaded to GitHub. Link is here. For those of you who work with computer code on a regular basis, this should be an interesting window to… Read More