Episode 98: Rockets for Everyone!

  • This week in SF history
    • 2 March 1968. Launch of Zond-4
    • Watch Tim Dodd recreate this mission in Kerbal Space Program live on Wednesday night on twitch.tv/everydayastronaut
  • Spaceflight news
  • Questions, comments, corrections
    • Michael Wooley to introduce SEDS-UCF IREC
      • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
      • Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition
      • mae.ucf.edu/mmae/seds
    • /u/CapMSFC with some great corrections
      • At IAC, Elon said “ We managed to build the first tank. Initial tests with cryogenic propellant actually look quite positive. We have not seen any leaks or major issues.” (Timestamp: youtu.be)
      • On the other hand, this was referred to as “full cryo testing” (twitter.com)
Apollo reentry diagram, simplified to not show the second lift period

Apollo reentry diagram, simplified to not show the second lift period

LN2 tankers surrounding ITS tank before it heads out to sea

LN2 tankers surrounding ITS tank before it heads out to sea