Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Photos for while the paint is drying...

I'm taking advantage of the great weather to paint the POS SPEV build. Keeping with the trashy nature of the beast, I laid on a coat of Rustoleum gloss black directly onto the untreated tube. I'll sand down the fuzz and repeat. And repeat. It won't be smooth but it will fly. Meanwhile:

Plans to actually orbit an unmanned capsule in 2014 (hopefully). .Days of Future Passed?

How they would have done it in 1932:

DARPA fighter based satellite launcher. Love that push-me-pull-you design.

The sun rise over the Expedition 39 pre-flight: