2010 A Year in PicturesThe
mix this year was more shop work and less field operations. When
I started putting this together I had thought we had a bit of a slow
After the last picture I wonder how we got it all in.
The 'Space Chair' commercial we filmed in 2009 appeared all across Europe and Japan in 2010.
Kevin, do you ever get they feeling like you're running in place?
We packed a huge variety in to the four mission we flew this year.
wouldn't be JPA without a year full of PongSats!! I think the
next generation of scientists and engineers is in good hands.
This year we finally got a dedicated recovery vehicle. We really gave
it a good shakedown in the mud and a few really tight, steep spots.
We really got "out there" on recovery this year.
a privilege to be able do this work in such a stunning part of the
world. This years' recovery treks really put me personally to the test.
All the pics are from the flats. On the vertical recoveries my
hands were to busy doing the "hanging on for dear life" thing to take
built the first Jelly fish balloon. The flight showed that it still
needs a lot of work. Our intern Ethan kept us all on our toes.
was a big research year for us. We made great advancement in orbital
Ascender dynanics, new materials, the quad engine
and current flight system upgrades.
was the year of our new chase plane. Building the trailer and getting
her in the air was a bigger project then we expected but
worth it and lots of fun.
new company Sand Brick Technolgies, LLC really start to come into it's
own. More documentaries! The last stitch second large
Tandem launch bag was finally sewn. Toshiba USA started using the chair commercial in trade show across the country.
Disco Room!!!! errrrr, I mean, the crew module mockup is bringing
us closed to a crewed system. The first flight cloud
chamber was cooled down and tested. It's amazing to see the radioactive traces just inches from your nose.
The air beam started getting bigger this year. Real progress was made on magnetohydrodynamic generator technology.
is small but important component of the orbital airship's engine. We
started out with a salt water unit and moved to hot firing tests.
There were twenty-five MHD tests in 2010.
Ed working on Away 48, the mission continues.
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