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July 9, 2011 - by Another Saturday in the Lab
We are at the Earthrise Space, Inc. facility today, as we are every Saturday, working diligently in order fulfill the requirements of the GLXP. Here are a few of the tasks some of the team members are fulfilling: Lara Coy is currently working on the solar panels for our rover, Sagan. Marvin is working on the encoders for the drive system. Eric Leavitt is manufacturing components for the drive system. Alberto Bird is working on the DSN Network Communication Services. ...and Matt Fogel just walked in. More updates to come...
July 9, 2011 - by A new rocket fuel? Part 5
Second static test firing of a hexaphenox rocket motor, using KNO3 instead of KClO3. Moderating the burn rate and avoid a runaway reaction by using a mixture of KNO3 and KClO3 as oxidizer (3.7g KClO3, 3.8g KNO3, 1.5g hexamine and 1g catalyst).
UPDATE – New Lunar Lander Crash Record! NEW “Crash” Landing Speed Record = 303.7 mps! Here are a few ‘Lessons Learned’ and ‘Hints’ to achieve a 303.7 mps lunar impact speed: 3) Definitely use the great hints previously provided by Magalie and Bennett – they really work – thanks for the tips!
July 8, 2011 - by Another USA Escaped
Our undaunted conductors have set sail for another quick tour at Uncle Sam's. This time, though, is a Team Summit in Mountain View, CA, USA, where the two host sites will be NASA Ames and SETI. They boys are excited and delighted to meet and greet the formidable competition. Afterwards, they'll head to Bina LA where our dearest Yonatan Winetraub will give a talk to intellectual young Israelis and Jewish American.
July 8, 2011 - by Nearing a Production Line

If we had the orders, we could probably crank them out one or two per day. However, since the NewSpace startups are only so many and we only have so many orders, so we pace ourselves. The next lunar mining post will be later today.
July 7, 2011 - by BBC Newsnight features IOS
A BBC Newsnight crew just completed extensive coverage of IOS in Mojave. The 10-minute news feature covers Sierra Nevada Corporation, Interorbital Systems, and the Shuttle's last flight. The piece is due to run in the UK on July 7th edition, and in the US on PBS stations. In Los Angeles, it will run at 2:00 pm on Saturday July 9th, and 6:00 am on July 10.