These Two Boys Built the Most Advance Model Rocket Ever!

In local news, two young boys in the area have achieved the unimaginable by building their own functioning model rocket, with specifications and flight power rivaling that of the professional standard. Last Tuesday in a small backyard in the suburbs, two boys who will remain nameless for privacy reasons managed to put together a technical feat using household materials combined with a high-quality drone. With no assistance from parents, the two boys have managed to surprise everyone with their apparent intuition when it comes to engineering and mechanics. By creating a functional model rocket and implementing technology that is already available on the market the boys in question are sure to be attracting the attention of some big names in the engineering world.

A Bright Future

The future of the boys responsible for building the advanced rocket is said to be very bright, by showing such a strong grasp on the concepts behind both physics and engineering is amazing when their young age is taken into consideration. The fact that some of the most advanced technology and engineering concepts have been handled in such a knowledgeable manner just goes to show how intelligent these young minds are, and it is said that the parents are overjoyed with all of the positive attention and encouragement the boys have received.

 

The two boys are very local to this area in a family that plays a huge part in the community, the technological feat that the two boys achieved has brought our community a lot of attention with visitors from many high profile corporations visiting their homes to speak to the boys. It has not yet been confirmed the details of said discussions but who knows what is possible and what is in store for them.

 

How Did They Do It?

Although not much information has been disclosed in regards to the aftermath of the discovery, we do have an exclusive statement coming from the boy’s families. They stated to a member of our team that they honestly had no involvement with what the boys did, they were as surprised as anyone else and they are so proud of what their sons managed to do. It has also been said that the boys used small scale power packs with motors they found in two old travel fans, with some extra pieces added to help streamline the drone and create the rocket shape the boys combined their work with the drone that one of the boys had gotten for Christmas last year. By using their own intuition and general curiousness to improve their drone they have hopefully managed to secure themselves a very bright future.

 

This very positive story just highlights how rewarding getting up and trying something new really can be, these two boys just wanted to have fun and create something together and yet they managed to show off their talent and attract the attention of some very high profile names in the engineering industry. The company behind the drone has taken to social media commending the boys for their work, calling them two bright minds who have shown their proficiency in design and aerodynamics, also saying when they get older to contact them if they were ever interested in a job.

 

This story is living proof of the opportunities that are available if you are passionate enough to trust your instinct and show off your talent. All too often do we see people in a slump doing work they don’t enjoy, if these two boys can do it then so can you and you should follow their lead and think about a career you would enjoy.

Space Exploration: What would a Mars Colony Look Like?

It is well known that NASA is planning to land a robot on Mars in August later this year, with the goal of gathering data and looking for microbial life. In a sense, however, it’s the main target is to increase our preparedness for an eventual human martian colony, although it is unclear when we will be able to do this. This is because many things need to be addressed before any humans touch ground on the planet, such as food, water, transportation and housing/protection. We do have some idea of what a potential colony may look like, however, as NASA has given us small chunks of info over the years.

The Obstacles

There are many challenges that are currently preventing us from establishing a base on the Red Planet, and getting past them could prove extremely difficult or impossible. The main ones, but certainly not the only ones, are:

– the massive distance from Earth
– the inhospitable temperatures
– the dust storms
– the unbreathable atmosphere
– the increased exposure to radiation

Consequently, humans who make it will need extremely advanced technology in order to survive. For instance, habitats will need to be heavily sealed and pressurized, as well as being able to shield effectively against radiation. They will need to have heating and be heavily insulated, and self-sufficient in regards to water and power. They will also need to be well built using local resources as much as possible. This is known as ISRU, or In-Situ Resource Utilization. However, a lot of the furniture and equipment would also need to come from home, so I wouldn’t be too shocked if they use home-use items like theo-theo chairs.

The Habitat

NASA actually ran a public competition to find the best form of housing for a martian colony. It was called the MakerBot Mars Challenge, and entrants were given access to a 3D printer in Brooklyn for the purpose of the competition.

There were two winners. The first was the Mars Pyramid, which was based on the famous Pyramid of Giza, located in Egypt. The logic was that the Pyramid of Giza had lasted thousands of years, largely due to its shape that it allows it to withstand the harshest elements. For the Mars Pyramid, its sides would be made up of solar panels to collect energy with an additional generator inside for backup. Food would be grown at the top of the structure using a sustainable aquaponics system.

The other winner was the Mars Acropolis, a very futuristic design that utilizes stainless steel aluminum and carbon fiber to ensure the main structure is as stable as possible. Additionally, the outer protective wall would be comprised of Martian soil, concrete, and steel. The interior would be comprised of three levels, with a decompression chamber on the ground floor, living quarters on the second floor, and the nerve centre on the third, which would be used for water and observation.

It may be a while before we say anything comes to fruition, but it is very possible that one of these structures could be used on Mars!