Visited the Mojave Spaceport and XCOR Aerospace Inc.

Yesterday I went to the Mojave Spaceport and XCOR Aerospace with my aerospace culture class led by Marko Peljhan.

Popular science just did an article on how this place is the new Area 51, they test TONS of spy planes and do all kinds of experimental aerospace stuff.

We listened to an aerospace artist give a presentation on his work, got a tour of the air/space port, and listened to a ton of stuff about rocket engines from the guys over at XCOR. All around good times for those that went!

Here are a few photos, or at least, the ones I CAN show you:

Video of engine test at XCOR (don’t turn your sound up, it is quiet then gets loud):


Some other REALLY cool rocket engines they have made:

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