Friday, February 17, 2012

Nixing the rocket?

Giving serious thought to nixing the rocket portion of this project based on concerns voiced by commenters. If you tell me to lose that portion of this project I will. I'd make it up by having some other cool element, like maybe using a quadrotor to do aerial footage of the station at full height or something. Thoughts?


  1. I think a quadcopter would be a really great idea. Here is a picture:

    The plastic box could be used to house the hamsternauts quite well. I'd recommend a gyro for stabilization (just speed-wise). Maybe basic programmable logic, too?

  2. You can add air tanks and make it a floating habitat (if you have decent solar panels and batteries, of course).

    Maybe inertia sensors for malfunctions and a set of parachutes (3? 4?).