Spacecraft 3D

You like this Delta II Heavy model?Good, because you can have one just like it on your table. Go here. Download the AR target and print it out. Download the Android or iOS app and run it. Navigate Select Spacecraft > Launch > Delta II Heavy, point your phone at the target, and there you…

Commercial crew pr0n

Check out the 6000 by 6000 (!!) pixel image from this article on the then-upcoming (it happened today) groundbreaking for the Commercial Crew access tower at Space Launch Complex 41. It shows the Atlas V 422 rocket with the Boeing CST-100 capsule on top, on the pad with the access tower alongside. Concept super scale, anyone?

Capsules abounding

It’s a sad thing that we have only two human-carrying spacecraft now operational: Russia’s Soyuz, and China’s Shenzhou. But we’ve now had a test of Orion. It’ll be too many years before Orion is operational, but at least we’re heading there. And of course there’s SpaceX’s Dragon V2. Yet to be tested, but the cargo…