Blue Origin launch (Was: uVAX system (mostly) that Ian King was interested in)
Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Wed Oct 5 16:10:14 CDT 2016
On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 1:38 PM, John H. Reinhardt <johnhreinhardt at yahoo.com>
> On 10/5/2016 3:34 PM, jim stephens wrote:
>> On 10/4/2016 7:47 AM, Ian S. King wrote:
>>>> >Sorry for the delay in responding, Jon - I'm launching a spaceship this
>>> week.:-) (Seewww.blueorigin.com.) I'll reply privately.
>>> -- Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate The Information School <
>>> http://ischool.uw.edu> Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered:
>>> Constructing a Sociotechnical Narrative Through a Design Lens
>> Congratulations to Blue Origins on today's test
>> I'm thinking that is the rocket he was launching.
> I'd guess so too. I watched the video a few hours ago. Pretty amazing.
> Although I wonder how the crew/passengers would hold up while the capsule
> was doing that looping a few seconds into the escape firing. I imagine the
> G-forces were pretty high for a few seconds. But I'm no rocket scientist
> so I could be wrong. Overall a pretty specatcular thing.
> John H. Reinhardt
Yup, that was us. An escape event is hopefully (!) a pretty rare thing -
we had to 'rig' the software to make it happen. (One news article said,
"Engineers did..." but no, it was the flight systems aboard the
spacecraft.) But if it does happen, sure, it's not going to be fun - but
you'll live to tell the tale. And of course, what we learned today will be
used to improve the systems we'll fly next.
BTW, this was the first flying escape test since the Apollo days. We're in
pretty good spirits here today. :-) Cheers -- Ian
PS: we're hiring like crazy.
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens
Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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