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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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Did You Know Self-Flying Planes Are Already a Reality?

Introduction Imagine taking to the skies without a pilot in the cockpit. This is not a scene from a futuristic movie but a reality that’s unfolding in civil aviation. Self-flying planes, equipped with sophisticated automation and artificial intelligence, are poised to redefine air travel as we know it. Self-flying planes utilize advanced algorithms and sensors …

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Which Countries Have Landed a Spacecraft on the Moon Through 2024?

With Japan successfully landing the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) on the moon, they are the 5th country to ever land (soft landing) an unmanned aircraft on the moon. To celebrate this amazing accomplishment, let’s take a look at the 5 countries that have made the journey to the moon. *Note: For this article, …

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SpaceX’s Second Starship Launch: A Milestone Amid Environmental Concerns

SpaceX Prepares for a Pivotal Launch Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), led by Elon Musk, is set to embark on a significant step in its ambitious space exploration program. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has authorized the company’s second test flight of the next-generation Starship and heavy-lift rocket from Texas, marking a pivotal moment …

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Why John F. Kennedy Was Instrumental in the Development of Space Exploration?

The 20th century saw some of the most remarkable advancements in human history, and one of the most iconic achievements of this era was the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. This historic event was the culmination of years of scientific innovation, dedication, and the unwavering vision of President John F. Kennedy. JFK’s instrumental role …

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The Weekly Space Recap: October 8 – October 14, 2023

Axiom & Prada Spacesuit Partnership – October 9, 2023 Axiom Space and Prada have formed a partnership to design spacesuits for astronauts who will walk on the moon during NASA’s Artemis 3 mission. These suits are known as the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU) spacesuits. Prada’s engineers will collaborate with Axiom to select materials and …

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NASA’s Revolutionary 3D Printed Rocket Engine & Why It Matters

In the age of 3D printing, it seems there’s almost nothing you can’t create with this cutting-edge technology. From perovskite solar panels to houses and advanced toroidal propellers for boats and drones, the possibilities are endless. But did you know that 3D printing has also taken the world of rocket science by storm? NASA, the …

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