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05 Mar
2014

Life at Skunk Works Through The Eyes of Jon Sharp

Part 1 of 2 It’s not everyday one gets to speak to air racing legend Jon Sharp. He’s so respected and well known in the air racing community that one of his planes is even housed in the Smithsonian next to the Space Shuttle Discovery and Enola Gay. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance to..

04 May
2012

Worlds Longest Egg Toss: Boilermakers Launch Sputnik Seven

Aeronautical Engineering students at Purdue University were tasked with designing, assembling, and launching a rocket – with an egg inside! Mission success rides on the rocket achieving an altitude of exactly 1,000 ft. above ground level, deploying a parachute and hopefully landing with an intact egg.  Will the egg survive? The project was codenamed Sputnik..

09 Dec
2011

Rockets and Eggs – 1000 Feet in the air

  • December 9, 2011
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We received a call from Luke DeLisio, an Aeronautical Engineering student at Purdue University, inquiring about the possibility of a Precision Board Plus donation for a very interesting project they were undertaking. Their mission: To design, assemble and successfully launch a rocket – with an egg inside. Mission success rides on the rocket achieving an..