Archive for September, 2016

Floating to Space Now on Amazon

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Floating to Space: The Airship to Orbit Program is now on Amazon directly from the author. The book now includes bonus content. Two mission DVD’s and data sheets.

The seller is ‘Sand Brick Technologies’ the author’s company.

Ascender 36 Climbing Out

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Launching Ascender 36

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

JPA now has its own launch facility

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The JPA Advanced Research Facility, Area 42. It’s pretty sparse now, but watch it grow.

JPA at Dent:Space

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

JPA will be at Dent:Space next week. Stop by and say Hi!

Ascender 36 Flies!

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Last Sunday the Ascender 36 airship took off from our new launch facility in Northern Nevada.

The first flight of Ascender 36 was a real shake down. It took two hours more than planned to get her into the air. Instead of the forecasted calm morning, we had windy condition with the wind howling from the opposite direction. However when we got her into the air she put her nose up and screamed in to the sky. Our minimum goal was to fly to 7,000 feet. If all went well we would push bit by bit to 10,000 feet. Our goal climb rate was 400 feet per minute. In the end we climbed an average 582 feet per minute and flew all the way to 13,512 feet. We landed her 11 miles down range.

JPA Bonsai mission on the front page of CNN.COM

Thursday, September 1st, 2016