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Nathan Bergey
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Old School Cool

Photo I've come across recently and enjoyed: NASA engineers in 1961 working on the instrumentation of a Aerobee 150 sounding rocket.
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Liftoff!

Slowmo tower cam footage of our rocket igniting and the umbilical disconnect working perfectly!
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Rocket launch footage from an onboard Raspberry Pi and camera module! This video was captured by one of two Raspberry Pis with cameras that were attached to Portland State Aerospace Society​'s
rocket LV2, launched in the Central Oregon Desert on 19 July. Congratulations on a successful launch, PSAS, and thank you for brightening up our Friday!

#portlandoregon   #rocket   #aerospace

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Flying Rockets

This weekend Portland State Aerospace Society trekked out to the Central Oregon desert to launch our  3.5 meter tall rocket "LV2" 5 km into the sky. One thing we never expected: the camera came loose and fell out during flight!!! Amazing footage!

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University of Waterloo Rocket Failure*

University of Waterloo Rocketry's Team built and flew a very impressive hybrid rocket at IREC 2015! Unfortunately it suffers a failure about 7 seconds into the flight.

http://www.waterloorocketry.com/

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How to build a control system for a rocket

From a senior capstone project at Portland State Aerospace Society:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Intel-Edison-on-a-Cold-Gas-Reaction-Cont/

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I printed off my own copy of the wrench that NASA emailed to space! 

STL file hosted by NASA here: http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detail/wrench-mis
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Students at PSU doing their own schlieren photography. It's a surprisingly simple setup!
Last weekend I set up a rig for doing #Schlieren process photography. It's a way of visualizing fluid flows with variable density by magnifying the refraction of light though the medium. One good example of variable density flow is the buoyancy of heated air rising from a candle flame. I think it turned out pretty alright!... Be sure to watch till the candle is blown out.
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