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Rick Winski
Worked at Binera Inc.
Attended Virginia Tech
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A new global mosaic of Pluto created from the latest high resolution images just beamed back from NASA’s New Horizons probe reveals a bewildering diversity of planetary landforms with unimaginable ...
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A frozen fragment left over from the formation of the solar system is set to become the most distant object ever explored by a human-built space probe, scientists working on the New Horizons mission said Friday. The selection is pending final approval by NASA managers, which must consider a ...
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Lots to explore in the solar system.
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NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system.
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NASA has asked scientists to assess how to design and fly robotic space probes to Uranus and Neptune, the last of the solar system's classical planets yet to be orbited, likely ensuring the huge icy worlds are near the top of the space agency's to-do list in the coming decades.
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Other related articles: http://goo.gl/85T4og and http://goo.gl/qvBbuB
Just how big does a spacecraft have to be to do productive work? It’s a provocative question in this era of CubeSats and downsized budgets, but when you start thinking interstellar, there are even ...
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Something like this could be very helpful mapping the oceans. #unmanned #submarine  
Preparing the oceans for the wars of tomorrow
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Scientists are getting a final look at Saturn's icy moon Dione for decades to come with fresh imagery streaming down this week from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which made its last close flyby of the Texas-sized satellite Monday. The raw images from Cassini's camera show Dione projected against a ...
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Four images from New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this global view of Pluto. (The lower right edge of Pluto in this view currently lacks high-resolution color coverage.) The images, taken when the spacecraft ...
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rocket scientist | curious human
Introduction
Enjoys diverse subject matter from aerospace to photography and philosophy.
Education
  • Virginia Tech
    Aerospace Engineering, 2000 - 2004
    BS
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Aerospace Engineering, 2004 - 2006
    MS
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Occupation
Aerospace Engineer
Skills
Flight mechanics/dynamics analysis, including modeling and simulation, for a range of mission types encompassing atmospheric flight and interplanetary trajectories. Entry, descent, and landing, aerobraking, aerocapture, and in space maneuvers are some examples.
Employment
  • Binera Inc.
    Senior Aerospace Engineer, 2013
  • National Institute of Aerospace
  • Virginia Tech
  • Analytical Mechanics Associates
    Senior Aerospace Engineer, present
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