The Big Think

October 3, 2009

So Long Training Wheels

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 6:52 pm

What a brilliant idea.


Filed under: Space/Astronomy — jasony @ 1:09 pm


The particular setup for this was sound activated. The lens was destroyed (worth it of course) but the camera survived this one despite being severed from its ratchet straps and thrown to the ground, and the sound device used for this one disconnected from the camera and thrown about 200 feet backwards into the pad perimeter fence (still worked!). All settings are preset manually. No one is allowed closer than several miles from a launch.

Unbelievably Awesome. Via Launch Photography.


Filed under: Maker,Quoth — jasony @ 12:48 pm

“The Yankees, the first mechanics in the world, are engineers — just as the Italians are musicians and the Germans metaphysicians — by right of birth.”
Jules Verne


Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 10:33 am

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