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  1. Team Name: KT Explorations Inc. Available Funds: $375,576.3 Vehicle Name: Ethan and Rachel Mk1 Vehicle Parts List and Cost: TT 18-A Launch Stability Enhancers x4 $200 each Structural Wing Type A x4 $500 each TT-38K Radial Decoupler x2 $600 each “Thumper” SFB x2 $850 each Advanced Nose Cone Type B x2 $320 each Twin Boar LFE $17000 Rocomax Jumbo-64 FT $5750 Rocomax Brand Decoupler $550 Poodle LFE $1300 Rocomax X200-16 FT $1550 Rocoma
  2. We present to you Jebedina, the beloved wife and fellow pilot of Jebediah.💕
  3. Unfortunately, due to a sick pilot, we are unable to launch this vehicle and will be moving on to another mission while our pilot for this mission is recovering. Team Name: KT Explorations Inc. Available Funds: $225,576.30 Vehicle Name: The Big Mun Guy Vehicle Parts List and Cost: 1. MK1 Command Pod $600 2. MK16 Parachute $422 3. 1.25 m Heat Shield $300 4. FL-7200 Fuel $275 5. FL-7100 Fuel x2 $300 6. LV-909 "Terner" LFE x2 $780 7. TR-18A Stack Decoupler x2 $800 8. TR-2V Stack Decoupler $300 9. AE-FF1 Protective Shell $300
  4. Launch Report and Debrief Launch Time: 23 minutes Team Members Present: Both Ethan and Rachel Play-by-Play: Turn SAS on Begin stage 4-solid state and liquid fuel engines At aprox. 100 m/s start to turn 10 degrees east and 15 km want 45 degrees Run prograde and burn until apoapsis at aprox. 70km Stage 3 occurs when solid fuel engines run out and liquid fuel engine still runs Cut fuel after 70km Let Jebediah relax until getting close to the apoapsis Stable orbit is achieved when the periapsis is over 70 km Orbit at 4 min and 40
  5. At the end of last quarter, I wrote a blog post about how I needed to change a few things because of the disaster that had come about in all my classes but especially physics. I feel that over the course of the past 10 weeks, I have changed the way that I learn and study. I find that I am more focused to get things done and understand them in a timely manner. I use all of the time given to me efficiently as well. Before this quarter, I found myself wasting class time and not doing the work that I needed to do in order to understand the content. Now that the learning is almost done for mos
  6. Something I have always wondered is the way in which a cell phone works. Everyone has them in today's world so now I need an explanation to how they work in a physics sense. From what I understand, when someone talks into the phone, their voice is converted into a signal that is transmitted through waves and then back into sound on the other end. Essentially it sounds like a two way radio. The signal is a type of radio wave that in the end can be dangerous to humans resulting in various health issues in the long run. Are cell phones really worth it if we are exposed to even more radi
  7. Earlier this year, we learned that physics is everywhere. I think that most of us have realized that physics comes up in our daily lives on earth and also in space. One area that I have forgotten about when in comes to physics is how physics relates in the oceans. One major idea is the waves in the ocean that we can hear about. The high tides and low tides impact the shells that we can find on the beaches. Because of gravity and the moon, the tides are on a cycle for high and low tides. The waves that formed through energy moving through the matter of water onto land. The picture below shows h
  8. We all know what a candle looks like when we burn it. The blue at the bottom is the heavier and cooler fire. Because of gravity, the blue is at the bottom while the hotter and lighter fire is towards the top. On earth, fire burns up and around and spreads because of the oxygen that it has access to. In space, because there is no gravity and a very low concentration of oxygen, fire burns in spheres and spreads quickly based on where it can get the oxygen. In the video below, fire in space is explained in further depth with baffling information about combustion as well.
  9. Many people know about the infamous Bermuda Triangle because of the ships, planes and people that all go missing in the triangle. The Bermuda Triangle spans from the edge of Florida to Bermuda and then down to Puerto Rico. The disappearances that come about from the triangle are unexplained and this is not something new. In 1492, Christopher Columbus made note in a journal that his compass was not pointing north but decided not to alert the already worried crew. Some evidence has proven that in the triangle, there are certain areas that a magnetic compass will point towards true north instead
  10. We all know that birds fly except penguins but they waddle which is better than flying. To fly, a bird must flap its wings to give it lift that is greater than its weight in order to get up off the ground. If the lift is not greater than the weight, the bird will sit there flapping its wings and look like a crazy bird. Another aspect that remains in the mix for all flying birds is the drag forces that go along with their flight. To fly to their destination quickly, a bird wants to minimize drag forces if possible. Drag forces can be a burden for all flying birds sometimes, but on the other han
  11. Buoyancy is the upward force that is exerted opposite to gravity with a liquid. In the diagram below, buoyancy is shown acting against gravity keeping up with the laws of Sir Isaac Newton. Buoyancy is the reasons some objects float on the water and some objects sink. Because it is spring break and I am on vacation by the ocean, I thought it was fitting to look into buoyancy. A rock sinks right to the bottom while boats and kayaks float on top of the water. The video below shows how extreme people who kayak work the waters using buoyancy. Although I did not go kayaking
  12. Most people know what a monorail is but what is a Maglev Monorail? Maglev means the transportation system levitates and moves using extremely strong magnets. Maglev Monorails operate using the strong magnets to move the train that has no wheels. The whole concept that the magnets repel their like sides and attract to their opposites help to push the monorail to top speeds. In the United States there is a Maglev Monorail in California at General Atomics in San Francisco. Below is a video of a brief news reports on the Maglev Monorail in China when it completed its test run.
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    I have never heard of the word "luge" until today when looking at events in the Winter Olympics. Luge is a sport where there is a rider on a sled that is sliding down ice feet first. The objective is to get down the track in the fastest amount of time. They often look like this while racing... The rider has to fight air resistance to get down the track as fast as possible. They start at the top of an ramp and then have to go around turns until they reach the finish line. Although this may not seem like a dangerous sport, riders can reach speeds of 95 mph or more. In the 2010 Winter O
  14. So, most of us in Physics C have reached a point where we start to think about college and how this class is going to help us in the future. From what I have heard, most of us in this class plan on going into something that relates to physics in some way whether it be engineering or just a normal physics major. In the classroom, there is a poster that has the 10-Best Paying Majors on it which sparked my idea for this post. In other math and science classrooms you can see posters like this one that try to keep people involved in these classes. STEM classes have components that are in
  15. I like to still believe that there is a Santa out there but everyone tells me it is absolutely impossible
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