High-speed project update

As promised, I come bearing the latest news about the nifty extracurricular project I’m working on with the High Speed Aircraft Club. Much was decided in my absence a couple weeks ago, so to sum it all up: we’ve decided on our structural materials, we’ve decided on our propulsion unit, we’ve decided our flight plan, and we’ve decided a rough shape for the vehicle itself. Read the rest of this entry »

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Exciting new project

After a few months of nothing interesting happening, I’m extremely excited to be part of my first real engineering project; as a delightful bonus, it’s aerospace related!

I’ve recently joined the High Speed Aircraft Club at my school. The club’s stated purpose is

to build, fly, and operate a high speed RC aircraft as a test bed for supersonic design, propulsion, and technologies

which, quite frankly, is awesome. I joined up after receiving an email from the EE department calling for electronics enthusiasts for the club. The first meeting was quite exciting – it seems that we already have several thousand dollars in funding available to us from the school’s ASI and from the AIAA student chapter. We have at least a dozen competent, enthusiastic aerospace engineering majors, and by all appearances highly competent leadership.

I’ll bring more updates on this as events warrant, but it should be clear that I’m pretty stoked about this.

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Welcome

Hello, all.

My name is Stephen. I’m a 24 year old student in Southern California with dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut and going into space. This blog is going to chronicle that journey.

I’ll be posting more later, but in the meantime feel free to read the About Me section of this site. I haven’t run a blog before, but I’m looking forward to sharing with all of you.

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