Researcher Mark Wieczorek replies: It's true that the Moon would despin
even if it were initially perfectly spherical.
The kit has a single moving part, the canard assembly, which can only rotate along the longitudinal axis, the wings having a fixed cant; two couples of opposite wings have the same direction and thus provide lift, while the two despin
wings provide counter-rotation.
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, a machinist at Saint-Gobain who had just dropped off a co-worker who needed a ride home, according to Assistant District Attorney Joseph Simmons.
The flight also successfully demonstrated operation of the rocket's mechanical despin
and payload separation systems.
, was killed last year by a drunken driver at Franklin and Grafton streets, said she agrees with the proposal.
With a little help from Earth's magnetosphere, controllers will gradually despin
the spacecraft using the its reaction wheels -- flywheels that help maintain and change spacecraft attitude.
, a father of three who worked as a machinist at Saint-Gobain, was driving home from work and had dropped off a co-worker before the fatal accident.
WORCESTER - The family of Michael Despin
, a city man killed last month when his truck was allegedly struck by a drunken driver, has filed a wrongful death civil complaint against that motorist in Worcester Superior Court.
24 crash, which took the life of Michael Despin
, 48, of Worcester.
He leaves two sons, Michael Mandella of Southbridge and Patrick Despin
of Worcester; a daughter, Stephanie Despin
of Worcester; his mother, Louise (Keddy) Despin
; two brothers, Mark Despin
and Brian Despin
both of Webster; two sisters, Tracy Abarca and her husband, Frank and Cheryl Glidden and her husband, Brian both of Worcester; an uncle, Tim Keddy; two grandsons, Gianni and Vincenzo Mandella; several nieces and nephews.
faces a series of charges in connection with the crash that claimed the life of Michael Despin