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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.

SpaceX's Second Starship Launch

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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6 Reasons Why the Alcubierre Drive or Warp Drive is Not Possible in 2024

In 1994, physicist Miguel Alcubierre wondered whether the concept of a faster-than-light warp drive, often seen in science fiction like “Star Trek,” could be explained using the real physics of general relativity. Alcubierre took Einstein’s field equations and did something quite extraordinary with them. Instead of starting with the distribution of masses and energies and …

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The Weekly Space Recap: September 24 – September 30, 2023

Asteroid Sample Lands in Houston – September 25, 2023 NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully completed its second touchdown in two days, bringing a sample of dirt and gravel from the asteroid Bennu to the Utah desert. The sample was quickly transported to Houston, where it will be curated and studied. OSIRIS-REx, which collected the sample in …

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