Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Recreation of 1962 John Glenn Space Flight

Americans In Orbit-50 Years has announced their plans to recreate the historic flight of John Glenn in which he was the first man to orbit the Earth.

They will actually be launching an improved version of the famous Mercury capsule and even splash down in the ocean for recovery.

They are taking applications for astronauts right now if you are interested...

That would be a dream come true. I wish I was qualified. I just don't have quite enough hours in high performance aircraft, yet...

Also pretty cool that they looking to use the Falcon 9 being developed by SpaceX for transport.
SpaceX was the company founded by Elon Musk in 2002. You may remember him also as the founder of PayPal and Zip2 Corporation.

On a side note, we were able to see a model of SpaceX's own capsule at the X-Prize Lunar Lander Challenge at Holloman AFB in New Mexico last year.

Alan really liked that as his soccer team is the Blue Dragons.

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