Rick Newlands 2013 -
Summer 2015: Rocket-
Launch a pilot with M.E. into Space and return him safely to Earth
Isaac Newton’s 3rd law of motion: “To every action force there is always an equal (in magnitude) and opposite (in direction) reaction force.”
This is also called the rocket principle: a mass of compressed gas is flung out the back of the rocket (the action force) but to do this it pushes itself off the forward inner wall of the rocket engine and the inside wall of the rocket nozzle.
These pushes are the reaction force that shoves the vehicle forwards. In rocketry, the reaction force is called ‘thrust’.
The goal of Reaction for M.E:
Launch an M.E. sufferer into Space. Yes, we’re quite serious, we have the knowledge and technology to make this happen.
Our name is of course a play on words on the esteemed U.K. charity Action for M.E.
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Here is my mission statement:
Isn’t this rather an off-
Perhaps a bit left-
Why shouldn’t sufferers of M.E. Have big dreams too?
Astronauts are usually horribly fit people, but it’s not necessary except on spacewalks which I’m not doing. We have the knowledge to allow this mission to happen, but we need help and sponsorship from you.
We can inspire British schoolchildren, both able-
Rick Newlands has got M.E. He can't walk very far, and can only sit upright for a short time, and not one of the billion doyens of the medical profession on this planet can even begin to tell him why not. But he doesn't see why these afflictions should prevent him reaching Space if he really wants to.
He happens to be a bona-
He finds conceiving spaceplane designs therapeutic (keeps the old brain busy), but could he design a small and relatively cheap/simple craft to get him into Space despite his illness? He thinks he has done, and it’s detailed on this website. He’ll need sponsorship, and help to build the spacecraft, and he hopes you might like to help out.