a 4 rocket

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Niko hopped out of bed looking over at Maize quickly realizing it wasn’t a false alarm and started to freak out.

Niko: Ok.. ok hospital, let’s go. Do we have everything? What do we need? I don’t know how this baby thing works.. oh no.

Maize: Just shut up and take me to the hospital, Niko!


Progress(4/23/17):

  • Master rocket science and handiness skill - H: 10 RS: 8
  • Must complete 10 wood sculptures as a teen - Done.
  • Must build a rocket ship and visit Sixam
  • Enter the secret lot in Oasis Springs - Done.
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Maize woke up in the middle of the night trying to wake up Niko as she realized her water broke.

Maize: Niko wake up, it’s time. NIKO!

Niko: Babe, it’s just another false alarm go back to sleep..

Maize: Niko I will rip your hair out, get UP.


Progress(4/23/17):

  • Master rocket science and handiness skill - H: 10 RS: 8
  • Must complete 10 wood sculptures as a teen - Done.
  • Must build a rocket ship and visit Sixam
  • Enter the secret lot in Oasis Springs - Done.
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First BE-4 engine rolls off Blue Origin factory.

Blue Origin has completed the first BE-4 engine at their Kent, Washington factory recently. BE-4 will replace the Russian-made RD-180 engine on ULA’s new Vulcan rocket, scheduled to enter service in 2019.

Capable of producing 550,000 pounds of thrust, the engine will be powered by Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Methane in a powerful combination known as Methalox. 

Now that the first engine has been completed, Blue Origin will prepare for all-up testing of the entire system, a key milestone that will secure the engine’s use on Vulcan. CEO Jeff Bezos expects the second and third engines to be completed soon.

In addition to ULA’s Vulcan using two of the engines on their first stage, Blue Origin’s own launcher, New Glenn, will use seven BE-4s as the powerhouse on its first stage. New Glenn, announced in September, 2016, is an orbital-class launch vehicle Bezos hopes will compete in the super-heavy lift payload class in addition to commercial astronaut flights into Low Earth Orbit.

P/C: Jeff Bezos/Blue Origin.

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Today’s posts are kind of all over the place mostly because Maize is about to pop. Ahh, so much happening and I’m excited and sad at the same time. So have these adorable twin sisters as elders.


Progress(4/23/17):

  • Master rocket science and handiness skill - H: 10 RS: 8
  • Must complete 10 wood sculptures as a teen - Done.
  • Must build a rocket ship and visit Sixam
  • Enter the secret lot in Oasis Springs - Done.