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Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:08 am

Pah! It's only a horizontal firework. Did you know that Virgin Galactic are only about eight weeks from unveiling their spaceship? Now that's proper boys-own adventure stuff.
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Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:54 am

Much as I'm into space stuff- albeit mostly the Apollo era- I just don't follow the Virgin Galactic thing for some reason. I suppose it's absolutely brilliant that it's for the (******* rich!) public, but it's no more than the sub-orbital hops that the early Mercury astronauts did back in the 60s...

Same with the Shuttle- I love watching the launches and landings, but once the thing is up there in near-Earth orbit, I lose interest; Apollo actually LEFT the Earth, and everything else since has gone backwards.

And now I read that the American's intended Shuttle replacement is under threat of serious review or even cancellation?!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8311023.stm

We'll never get to Mars at this rate! :?
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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:52 pm

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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:10 am

Vid of the BSSC rocket firing-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrYV7kHfQ9w&feature=sub

Rather Wingco Green than me! :shock:
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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by jonwrightk7 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:45 pm

blimey! thats going to launch him at the horizon in a rather big way me thinks!!! :shock:
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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:38 am

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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:59 am

...and a good newspaper piece by their rocket guy-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/ ... rsonic-car
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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:43 pm

...and from Wingco Green himself-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8343063.stm
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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by lsrdatabase » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:04 am

Hi All,

Having just returned from Beaulieu, where this evening Richard gave the latest of his ‘TALKS’ on the L.S.R. I can now confirm what I suggested some time ago that, ‘BloodhoundSSC will have the Rocket BELOW the Jet engine.

Due to the increase of weight during the development of the Rocket, it now makes better sense to reverse the design, and put the Rocket below the Jet engine. This keeps the C.O.G. as low as possible.

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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:17 am

Cheers for that Fred. Blimey, they're really going JoR? :shock:
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