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@Chris_arnade No doubt you know this: 'Glass House' Chronicles The Sharp Decline Of An All-American Factory Town https://n.pr/2lgExm9

http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/sky-high-3270307/?all
"NF-104 on a zero-G trajectory through the thin atmosphere at the edge of space for about 80 seconds."



Motor Diameter: 7mm Motor Length: 20mm Shaft Diameter: 1.0mm Voltage:3.7(V) Power:3(W) Current:0.12(A) Rotating Speed:48000(rpm)
Hubsan X4 H107 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OILwtIcTnbU

SpaceX pad abort test

"eight powerful SuperDraco rocket thrusters — together producing 120,000 pounds of thrust"
"reached 100 mph in 1.2 seconds"
"consumed their nearly two-ton load of hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide propellant in less than six seconds, pushing the Dragon capsule a third of a mile above Cape Canaveral."
"Top speed? 345 mph"
"a peak altitude of nearly 5,000 feet"
"a landing point about 1.4 miles"
"splashed down a minute and 39 seconds after takeoff"
http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/05/06/spacex-crew-capsule-completes-dramatic-abort-test/

Wiener measure: "a rigorous way to talk about the collective behavior of wiggly curves or flexible surfaces."

https://books.google.com/books?id=dfe_s_tK080C&pg=PA256&lpg=PA256#v=onepage&q&f=fals...


"Another customer of Maine Eastern Railroad is Dica Perl Minerals, formerly known as Chemrock, on Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston. Maine Eastern Railroad also does some business with Bath Iron Works."
Two submit bids to run Rockland to Brunswick rail line — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine


Airborne Systems developed ... (SpaceX) The Dragon EDLS consists of three 116 ft modern concept ringsail main
parachutes – and, two 19 ft VPCR parachutes which are mortar deployed.
http://www.airborne-sys.com/files/pdf/space_and_recovery_systems_brochure_-_de.pdf


http://www.firstwindblog.com/a-day-in-the-life-as-a-bull-hill-wind-operator/

"Two SunEdison employees and six Vestas employees work at Bull Hill daily..."

"An average [311 foot] turbine climb takes around 10 minutes and is performed two to four times per week."

"It produces about 85,000 sticks per day at the plant, according to vicfirth.com."

Firefighters battle blaze at drumstick factory in Newport — Penobscot — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine http://bangordailynews.com/2014/09/21/news/penobscot/firefighters-battle-blaze-in-newport/?ref=relat...

" the SKS C 320 towing kite system with a towing area of 320 m2 – replaces up to 2 MW of the main engine's propulsion power."

SkySails GmbH - 2. Demonstrator (1 MW) http://www.skysails.info/english/power/development/2-demonstrator-1-mw/

"The total force exerted on an 800 by 800 meter solar sail, for example, is about 5 newtons (1.1 lbf) at Earth's distance from the Sun,[2]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_sail

"The roll rockets were designed for a maximum thrust of 40 pounds and the pitch and yaw rockets for a maximum thrust of 113 lbs, at an altitude of 200,000 feet."

Jarvis, Calvin R.; Lock, Wilton P. (1965). Operational Experience With the X-15 Reaction Control and Reaction Augmentation Systems. NASA. OCLC 703664750. TN D-2864.
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/87709main_H-364.pdf
http:// bobholland.com/me/xlr99_files/x15-2.pdf
http://books.google.com/books/about/Operational_Experience_with_the_X_15_Rea.html?id=FgDsX6fnSV0C

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_NF-104A#Reaction_Control_System_2
"The pitch/yaw thrusters were rated at 113 lbf (500 N) thrust each and the roll thrusters were rated at 43 lbf (190 N) thrust."

Airspeed Online – The Textron AirLand Scorpion Jet - "hourly cost to operate is likely to be around $3,000." vs $15,000 for an F-16.

http://airspeedonline.com/2013/12/the-textron-airland-scorpion-jet-audio-episode-show-notes/