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First in our series on cool space startups & founders: Rocket Lab.
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🚀 Founded by New Zealand engineer Peter Beck in 2006, Rocket Lab is a rocket manufacturer.
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🎯 Goal: to massively open up access to space & satellites to many more people and businesses.
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🐣 How it started: Peter Beck was hugely into rocketry growing up and even experimented with a few of his own ideas early on. Having gained specialist knowledge in the industry, he saw a gap in the market to cater for small satellites and founded the company to explore this further. In 2009, they launched a test rocket called Ātea-1 (Māori for space) reaching space and started work on a lightweight and cost-effective design called Electron using a mostly 3D printed engine.
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🏆 Achievements so far:
1️⃣ the first private company in the Southern Hemisphere to reach space.
2️⃣ Uses a 3D printed engine design
3️⃣ Their 2nd Electron test in January 2018 launched 4 payloads into orbit 👏
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🤔 So what? Well, Rocket Lab is a launch provider just like SpaceX and Blue Origin but focused on launching nanosatellites and cubesats (anything from the size of your phone to a microwave). The crazy thing is by launching these much smaller payloads, they reduced the launch cost per flight down to about $5 million. This makes it affordable for new businesses who could come up with unique applications, like weather satellites or imaging services for Earth/nearby asteroids etc.
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👨‍🚀 Space colonisation: They're not focused on human exploration right now. Peter has ruled it out in the short term but I personally feel they will look at it later. Despite this, by opening up space to many more humans it will lead to more activity + grow the space market, which opens up further opportunities for us beyond Earth. For example, it would be crazy for Rocket Lab not to look into launching cubesats in Moon orbit if there's activity on the ground.
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So it's quite an exciting company and one of the lesser known rocket companies 🙌
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President John F. Kennedy (center) greets astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper and his family on the walkway outside the Oval Office upon their arrival at the White House for Major Cooper’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) presentation ceremony. Standing behind Major Cooper are his wife, Trudy, and his daughters, Camala and Janita. Hattie Cooper, mother of Major Cooper, stands next to President Kennedy (back to camera). Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson stands in front of open door of presidential limousine (Lincoln-Mercury Continental convertible); Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell Shepard, and Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton, stand at right in foreground (backs to camera). Jewell D. Truscott and James J. Truscott, Major Cooper’s aunt and uncle, walk in front of Captain Shepard and General Clifton. Also pictured: White House Secret Service agents, Sam Kinney and Roy Kellerman; United Press International (UPI) photographer, James K. W. Atherton. South Lawn driveway, White House, Washington, D.C.
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When did NASA come to stand for National Aeronautics and Science Administration?

The old launch site for the British space race rockets. The money ran out so none ever flew. It was an original way of launching, horizontal to the horizon, when Russia and the US were going straight up. What might have been. Instead of Neil Armstrong it might have been Bert Tomlinson as first man on the moon. Bert was a time served fitter at Rolls Royce and being small fitted perfectly inside the one man capsule and having engineering knowledge would have been useful if anything went wrong. #industrialheritage #spacerace #britain #60’s

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Breakfast on the morning of launch. Clockwise from far left: Borman, Lovell, Anders, security chief Charles Buckley, head of mission support Hal Collins, Buzz Aldrin (red shirt), George Low. In heaping quantities, the astronauts’ personal chef served filet mignon and scrambled eggs (steak and eggs was the traditional send-off meal for astronauts), toast, coffee, and tea—a deliberately low-residue meal, and the last real, hot food that the astronauts would consume for the next six days.
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"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" - Neil Armstrong.
To celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong stepping foot onto the moon's surface, one of the most extravagant and demanded coins in the world of numismatics has been released!
Check it out here: www.westminstercollection.com/moonlanding

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To the moon! 🚀🌖Happy moon festival everyone! #Lego #SaturnV #NASA #ApolloProgram #35mm

September 25, 1973. 45 years ago. Skylab II splashes down in the Pacific Ocean becoming the first manned American mission to occupy a orbiting, functional space station and the first manned space station mission to end successfully in the history of mankind. It also concluded the longest human spaceflight with a time of 26 days, 11 hours, 2 minutes. Aboard the mission was Commander Pete Conrad (the third man to walk on the Moon, 1969), Joseph Kerwin and Paul Weitz. While onboard, the crew made repairs to the station which had occured during its launch in May 1973, conducted medical experiments, gathered solar and Earth science data, and performed a total of 392 hours of experiments. Skylab would see another two crews station and operate the facility between 1973 and 1974. The final Skylab mission, Skylab 4 ended on February.8/1974 and Skylab would forever sit empty, never to be operated again. Due to lack of funds for the space program caused by stagflation and a massive recession beginning in 1974, Skylab was never operated again and was unable to be rescued from falling back to Earth. On July.14/1979, Skylab re-entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the Indian Ocean, sending huge chunks of debris raining down on Oceania and Australia. It was the only exclusively American space station in human history and stands as a curious era in NASA's history between the Apollo Moon missions (1967-1972) and the Space Shuttle era (1981-2011). #skylab #skylab2 #spacestation #spacerace #spaceexploration #spaceexploration #spacetravel #nasa #conrad #peteconrad #kerwin #josephkerwin #weitz #paulweitz #1970s #70s #1973

A small segment of my track "fire" to be released this October on my upcoming album "the invitation". Available through my website this limited edition of 30 cassette copies will each have its own unique abstract cover, hand painted. Stay tuned 💛 .
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#jazzmaster - #infinitejets - #wavelength - #spatialdelivery - #transmisser - #spacerace .
Vocals - #empressechosystem - #redpandaraster. some space sounds were provided by various #casiokeyboards . a #moogmg1 was thrown in the mix for good measure. .
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