USS ZAVALA NCC-100101 http://usszavala.org/wordpress Welcome to the USS ZAVALA, awarded Shuttle of the Year in 2011 and Most Informative Website in 2013! Member of Starfleet International Region 3 serving South East Texas Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:39:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Need a good science fair project?  Build your own ion drive.  This is an easy to do project and can be done in one day. Build an Ionic Thruster like NASA Uses for Space Propulsion | Make: http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50098 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50098#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 14:27:29 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=50098

An ion thruster produces a flow of air even though it has no moving parts. A version of this seemingly impossible device is used on a larger scale to propel deep space probes for NASA. The advantage to this system over others is that you need only an electrical source …

Source: Build an Ionic Thruster like NASA Uses for Space Propulsion | Make:

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Tests of new “EM” drive are successful. http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50092 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50092#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 14:41:17 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=50092 If this is true we will be that much closer to warp drive!

New research on “EM” drive shows it works.

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City of Houston Hackathon | May 16-17 | Houston Technology Center http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50080 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50080#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:35:04 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=50080 Want to code for the City of Houston? Here’s your chance.

Houston Hackathon

City of Houston Hackathon | May 16-17 | Houston Technology Center.

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Sky Fest http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50062 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50062#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:19:36 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=50062

Sky Fest will be held on April 11, 2015, 8pm to 11pm at the Lunar and Planetary Institute at Universities Space Research Association, 3600 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058.

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Study Identifies Three New Habitable-Zone Super-Earths – SciTech Daily http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50049 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50049#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:12:30 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=50049 Study Identifies Three New Habitable-Zone Super-Earths - SciTech Daily

Study Identifies Three New Habitable-Zone Super-Earths – SciTech Daily.

It’s only a matter of time before we have very good evidence of life bearing planets.

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Modern Star Trek Scenes, Now With the Original Starship | WIRED http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50034 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/50034#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:11:07 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=50034 Starship Enterprise goes to warp...

These are some wonderful pictures of the original Starship Enterprise placed into scenes from the Star Trek Movies.

Modern Star Trek Scenes, Now With the Original Starship | WIRED.

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Planetary society creates light sail ship http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/49992 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/49992#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:36:22 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=49992 Solar Wind ship is being constructed to be tested by the Planetary Society.

Click here for CNet article

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New Horizons is almost there! http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/49972 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/49972#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:31:20 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=49972 New Horizons is almost to it’s destination.  Here are the plans for photos as posted.

New Horizons to take new photos of Pluto and Charon, beginning optical navigation campaign | The Planetary Society.

 

Closing in on Pluto

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Region 3’s Summit   Royale! – Home http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/49963 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/49963#comments Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:32:43 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=49963 Region 3 Summit Registration is now open for all Members of STARFLEET International. Summit will be held in San Antonio, TX May 15-17, 2015. Hope to see you all there!

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Region 3’s Summit   Royale! – Home.

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BBC News – ‘Alien Earth’ is among eight new far-off planets http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/49952 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/archives/49952#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 04:27:35 +0000 http://usszavala.org/wordpress/?p=49952 More Earth like planets found by the Kepler planet finding space telescope. This one is the closest yet being 12% larger than Earth.
Finding a world just like Earth is only a matter of when.

Kepler space telescope

Earthlike alien planet

BBC News – ‘Alien Earth’ is among eight new far-off planets.

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