I’ve updated the cheat sheet pdf (v1.1) with a few more pages (61 pages now). Updated links are below.
Great tumblr to follow for fans of spaceflight and NASA.
At 12:06 into the #Apollo 11 launch CAPCOM Bruce #McCandless relays: Apollo11, this is Houston. You are confirmed GO For Orbit. #NASA
Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center
The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. After serving through the Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs, the mammoth structure now is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles and to continue as a major part of America’s efforts to explore space for another 50 years.
Construction began with driving the first steel pilings on Aug. 2, 1963. It was part of NASA’s massive effort to send astronauts to the moon for the Apollo Program. Altogether, 4,225 pilings were driven down 164 feet to bedrock with a foundation consisting of 30,000 cubic yards of concrete. Construction of the VAB required 98,590 tons of steel. When completed in 1965, the VAB was one of the largest buildings in the world with 129,428,000 cubic feet of interior volume. The structure covers eight acres, is 525 feet tall and 518 feet wide. To accommodate moving, processing and stacking rocket stages, 71 cranes and hoists, including two 250-ton bridge cranes were installed. On the east and west sides are four high bay doors, each designed to open 456 feet in height allowing rollout of the Apollo/Saturn V moon rockets mounted atop launch umbilical towers.
This photo from November 9, 1970, shows a ground level view at Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, with the Apollo 14 (Spacecraft 110/Lunar Module 8/Saturn 509) space vehicle leaving the Vehicle Assembly Building. The Saturn V stack and its mobile launch tower, atop a huge crawler-transporter, were rolled out to Pad A.
Image Credit: NASA
In case you missed it last week, our design and engineering team introduced a new blog, Making FiftyThree, to share how they do it.
Made With Paper by FiftyThree designer Allen Lau
Designer-illustrator Michael Rose is the man behind PaperFaces, an experiment to draw a portrait every day on Paper. Here’s the technique behind his signature style.
How not to draw a face with Paper by 53.
Explore. See What The World Is Making.
New worlds are opening up in Paper. Dive deep into your ideas with zoom. We made a zoom that works the way you do. Pinch to magnify; focus where it matters, without losing sight of the big picture. One of the most highly requested features is now part of Paper. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it. We’re also introducing the Made With Paper stream. Find inspiration from creators around the world, right within Paper.
Dive in, get inspired. There’s a whole new world to explore in Paper.
Zoom Get closer to your ideas. Zoom gives you fast access to deeper levels of your drawing, without losing your place on the page. Simple, powerful, intuitive.
Made With Paper Find inspiration from creators around the world, right within Paper. It’s a new way of exploring some of the most exciting work being created in Paper, without leaving the app.
Made with Paper
I was looking through Paper’s support site, and got a bit irrationally annoyed with people complaining about the lack of a zoom function. Thus, this happened…
Ever since I learned to write, that has been my way to vent whenever I got angry or upset. My mother has the embarrassing notes to prove it.
Okay, this is the zoom trick I mentioned, beautifully illustrated by everydaywanders. See FiftyThree’s support site with instructions on how to turn it on. It works quite well. But I agree with everydaywanders: zooming isn’t really that useful.