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It took two years to build, and it shows. This '68 Commando from Fuller Moto is a resto-mod masterclass.

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Bryan Fuller works his magic on a broken frame and four milk crates of rusted parts. This is the best Norton Commando 750 resto-mod we've ever seen.
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Actor Ryan Reynolds has a new love interest: this gorgeous, low-slung Triumph Thruxton cafe racer. We've taken a close-up look at http://www.bikeexif.com/kott-motorcycles 
Actor Ryan Reynolds has a taste for high-performance machinery. For this stunning Triumph cafe racer, he turned to California-based Kott Motorcycles.
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Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

The Stennis team will perform developmental and flight certification testing of the RS-25 engine, a modified version of the space shuttle main engine that powered missions into space from 1981 to 2011.  

The SLS's core stage will be powered by a configuration of four RS-25 engines, like the one recently installed on the A-1 stand.

"This test series is a major milestone because it will be our first opportunity to operate the engine with a new controller and to test propellant inlet conditions for SLS that are different than the space shuttle," said Steve Wofford, SLS Liquid Engines Element manager. 
"This testing will confirm the RS-25 will be successful at powering SLS."

Early tests on the engine will collect data on the performance of its new advanced engine controller and other modifications. The controller regulates valves that direct the flow of propellant to the engine, which determines the amount of thrust generated during an engine test, known as a hotfire test. In flight, propellant flow and engine thrust determine the speed and trajectory of a spacecraft. 

The controller also regulates the engine startup sequence, which is especially important on an engine as sophisticated as the RS-25. Likewise, the controller determines the engine shutdown sequence, ensuring it will proceed properly under both normal and emergency conditions.

"Installation of RS-25 engine No. 0525 signals the launch of another major rocket engine test project for human space exploration on the A-1 Test Stand," said Gary Benton, RS-25 rocket engine test project manager at Stennis.

The SLS is designed to carry astronauts in NASA's Orion spacecraft deeper into space than ever before, to destinations including an asteroid and Mars. NASA is using existing and in-development hardware and infrastructure, including the RS-25 engine, to the maximum extent possible to enable NASA to begin deep space missions sooner.

Testing of engine No. 0525 begins in the coming weeks on a test stand originally built in the 1960s for Apollo-era engines that helped launch the lunar missions. The stand has since been used for several major testing projects, and NASA spent almost a year modifying the structure to accommodate the RS-25 engine.

The SLS Program is managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, is on contract with NASA to adapt the RS-25 engines for SLS missions.
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Although the carpark was completely empty, Chris still managed to park on the only rock for miles... Want to freak out a graphic designer? Make him pray to a higher power and start rocking back ...
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Flat bookmark icons have returned to Chrome. Thank goodness.
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Watch a hummingbird. It'll cure what ails you.
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"Hack" really doesn't make anything (food, democracy, life, etc.) more interesting. It just makes you sound like a tone-deaf jerk. "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
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    Managing Director, 2010 - present
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Husband, foster dad, technologist, entrepreneur. I leverage initiative. I build things.
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Born and raised a daredevil. Lover of art, design, and machines — particularly cars, motorcycles, engines, mechanical watches and aircraft. I studied computer science in Utah in the late '90s. My dear wife and I met in 2002. My professional background is in software development. I'm managing director at JetPack Enterprises (visit us on Google+), a growing IT services company I founded in 2010. We currently live in Phoenix metro.
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