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  1. Launch Time: 10 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso, Emani Clark Play-by-Play: We flew the rocket up, and then at the top we had the Kerbal EVA to earn the award. Then we fired to decrease the angle of impact and got Jebediah back safely. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 7 min 15 sec Summary: We got a Kerbal to EVA liked we planned on. Opportunities / Learnings: We are still trying to get a rocket to the moon, and so we are trying to earn money while getting a final design for the
  2. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $491,563.50 Vehicle Name: EVA Mia Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk1 Command Pod $600 - Mk16 Parachute $422 - Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute (2) $150 each - TR-18A Stack Decoupler (2) $400 each - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 - RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each - AV-T1 Winglet (4) $500 each - BACC “Thumper” Solid Fuel Booster $850 - RT-10 “Hammer” Solid Fuel Booster $400 - Heat Shield (1.25m) $300 Total Cost: $8,7
  3. Launch Time: 5 min Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso, Emani Clark Play-by-Play: We flew the rocket straight up, then at apoapsis, we tilted to 90 degrees and fired until we were in orbit around the earth. We continued burning until our orbit intersected the moons. Once we had an encounter we formed and orbit around the moon. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 3 min 30 sec Summary: We reached our goal of getting a manned satellite in orbit around the moon. Opportunities / Learnings: We are still tryin
  4. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $408,493.50 Vehicle Name: Munar Mia IV Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk1 Command Pod $600 - Mk1 Crew Cabin $550 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 - RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each - Rockomax Brand Adapter $500 - TR-18A Stack Decoupler $400 - Rockomax X200-32 Fuel Tank (16) (half-price) $1500 each - RE-M3 “Mainsail” Liquid Fuel Engine (5) $13000 each - TT-70 Radial Decoupler (4) $700 each Total Cost: $96,930 Remaining Fun
  5. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $300,123.50 Vehicle Name: Manned Mia III Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk1 Command Pod $600 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 - RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each - Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port $280 - Mk1 Crew Cabin $550 - TR-18A Stack Decoupler $400 - FL-T800 Liquid Fuel Tank (3) (half-price) $400 each - “Kickback” Solid Fuel Booster (4) $2700 each - LV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid Fuel Engine $1200 - AV-R8 Winglet (4) $640 each
  6. Launch Time: 52 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: We flew the plane at a constant altitude after launch, until we got to the north pole. We landed farther away, so we got our Kerbal out and had them walk to the UFO before taking the picture. Then we retrieved them since we were still on Kerbin. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 1 hr 37 min Summary: We reached our goal of getting the picture. We also built a pretty decent plane, so if we have to use one for another flight, w
  7. Kerbin Mia Post-Flight Launch Time: 13 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: Launch started at 1:40pm, and the satellite began accelerating straight up. Once the first set of engines ran out of fuel, we decoupled them and drifted towards apoapsis. At around 110k meters we created a maneuver to put us into orbit and fired the second engine to complete the maneuver’s burn. Once that had been completed, we decoupled the engine from our satellite and let it orbit. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 5
  8. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $152,678.50 Vehicle Name: Kerbin Mia Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Probodobodyne Stayputnik $300 - Z-1k Rechargeable Battery Bank $880 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 - FL-T800 Fuel Tank (5) $800 each (half price) $400 each - FL-T400 Fuel Tank $500 (half price) $250 - RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each - Aerodynamic Nose Cone (4) $240 each - LV-T30 “Reliant” Liquid Fuel Engine (4) $1100 each - LV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid Fuel Engine $12
  9. Launch Time: 13 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: Launch started at 1:13 pm, rapidly rising at ~900 m/s. Detached solid fuel boosters once ran out of fuel and began tilting the rocket to prepare for orbit. Continues rising at about 1 km/s now, and continues towards apoapsis. Slowing down rocket with retrograde firing as it approaches apoapsis. Once at peak, we begin to increase velocity again so that the rockets path grows around the planet. Accelerating towards 2 km/s and orbit begins to form. Once orbit has formed, we begin the
  10. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $74,658 Vehicle Name: Jupiter Mia II Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk16 Parachute $422 - Mk12-R Radial Mount Drogue Chute (2) $150 each - OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels (2) $75 each - Z-100 Rechargeable Battery Pack (2) $80 each - Heat Shield (1.25m) $300 - TR-18A Stack Decoupler (2) $400 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 (half-price) $300 - FL-T200 Fuel Tank $275 (half-price) $137.50 - LV-909 “Terrier” Liquid Fuel Engine $390 - F
  11. Launch Time: 10 min Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: Our launch started off well, we are flying straight up and hit a 10 km manned launch. We decided to cut back on our goal and try to only make it to a 50 km manned launch. We started heading back to earth. We used retrograde firing to slow us down and splash down into the sea safely. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 9 minutes Summary: We achieved the first three milestones, and we decided not to achieve the orbit milestone. We
  12. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $30,000 Vehicle Name: Jupiter Mia Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - 4 nose cones $240 each, - Mark I capsule $600 - Parachute $422 - Decoupler $400 - 4 Radial Decoupler $600 each - RCS Fuel Tank $600 - 4 RCS Thruster Blocks $620 each - 2 Thumper Solid Fuel Boosters $850 each - 3 Liquid Fuel Tanks $800 each, half off so $400 each - 2 external fuel ducts $150 each - 4 AV-T1 Winglets $500 each - Swivel Liq
  13. If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? When a ball hits the ground or an axe hits a tree, we can hear a noise signaling this collision. Obviously, sound waves are produced, but where exactly do they come from? When two objects collide, one of two things can happen: an elastic or inelastic collision. In the case of elastic, no kinetic energy is lost. Inelastic, however, involves a loss of kinetic energy. Where does it go? Part of it goes to heat, but another part of it causes the sound waves to be produced because they need energy.
  14. I was wondering how a credit card (without a chip) might be able to store the data needed to make a purchase, so I decided to look it up. As with most things, it actually is related to physics. I knew that the strip was a "magnet", but in reality, it's several magnets (by several I mean a lot) that are polarized with north and south on differing sides. The strip stores the data you need with these magnets. There are three separate tracks on the magnetic strip that all store different information in almost a sort of magnetic code. When you swipe your card, the card reader decodes your own
  15. Makeup is one of my biggest interests, however I wake up late a lot of the time and don't have time to put it on. It's fun to be creative and almost create art on your face, and to show it off for a day. The big physics principle behind makeup is trying to combat the force of gravity and using friction to help the makeup apply. All the makeup on your face is applied with some amount of friction helping you out. Whether you're applying lipstick from the tube or using a brush to put on eyeshadow, you're counting on friction to put that stuff on your face. You also count on that
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