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Hello, fellow aerospace enthusiasts! I’m Matthew, a high school student at Portola High School and the creator of The Aero Blog. My journey with aerospace started as a childhood fascination and has grown into a full-blown passion that I am thrilled to share with you through this blog.

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Predicting what the Future of Space Travel May Look Like For the Next 2000 Years

The great scientist Carl Sagan once said that “…in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, [therefore] every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring…” If the destiny of humanity lies in conquering space, we must carefully consider the spaceships of the future that will get us there. Join …

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Inside the SpaceX StarBase Starfactory: The Future of Rocket Manufacturing

Welcome to Starbase, Texas, where SpaceX is building the future of space exploration with their Starship rocket. This article provides an in-depth look at the Starfactory, its layout, purpose, and the revolutionary manufacturing processes that are making rapid reusability a reality. Let’s embark on this tour to discover the marvels within SpaceX’s Starfactory and understand …

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How SpaceX Lands Rocket Boosters with Pinpoint Accuracy

For the past decade, the entire world has had their eyes on SpaceX as they have revolutionized rocket engineering and space travel. From launching a sports car into orbit to the promise of establishing a futuristic colony on Mars, their spectacles have generated levels of public excitement and media coverage that haven’t been seen since …

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Behind the Scenes: How Rockets are Built at the United Launch Alliance Decatur Factory

Introduction United Launch Alliance (ULA) has been producing reliable rockets for years, and their factory in Decatur, Alabama, is a marvel of modern engineering and manufacturing. This article provides an in-depth look into the intricate process of constructing rockets, detailing each step from raw materials to the final assembly and launch. The Importance of Trust …

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Rockets in the Future: Planning a Future Space Exploration Mission with Futuristic Electric Propulsion Technology

Space exploration has always been a domain of technological marvels, pushing the boundaries of human ingenuity and engineering prowess. Traditional chemical rockets have served us well, enabling humanity to set foot on the moon and send probes to the far reaches of our solar system. However, the limitations of chemical propulsion systems, primarily their efficiency, …

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How SpaceX Disrupted the Space Industry with an Innovative Business Model

Several years ago, Elon Musk saw the right opportunity—a growing commercial space market, a United States government willing to privatize space travel, and the ongoing problem of rocket reusability. This insight led him to create SpaceX, a company that has become truly disruptive in the aerospace industry. And believe it or not, it’s only getting …

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The Growing Threat of Space Junk

For six months, astronaut Ron Garan lived and worked on the International Space Station (ISS), experiencing our planet from a vantage point few can imagine. From this perspective, he witnessed the breathtaking beauty of Earth—the glowing Caribbean, the majestic Himalayas, and the diverse landscapes of the Middle East. However, this “God’s eye view” is increasingly …

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