Meet Rob Webb

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by Rob Webb on February 18, 2022

Each week, our resident rocket scientist (aerospace engineer), Rob Webb, will answer your space-related questions by picking one question to answer from a creationist/biblical perspective! Check each week to see if your question was chosen. Keep reading to find out how you can submit your questions!

Rob has been part of the Pegasus rocket missions for NASA. This rocket does not launch from a ground pad. Instead, it is a unique launch via a Stargazer L-1011 aircraft over the open ocean!

  • Stargazer

    This Orbital ATK L-1011 Stargazer aircraft is carrying a Pegasus XL rocket beneath it, with eight Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS, spacecraft. The rocket drops from the aircraft to launch. NASA/Lori Losey, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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    Launch of Pegasus from the Stargazer aircraft
    NASA/Lori Losey, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Another cool program that Rob extensively worked on is the Antares/Cygnus ISS resupply missions for NASA. This mission provided basic supplies and science experiments to the onboard astronauts, helping them face the challenges of “living in space.”

  • Cygnus

    The pressurized cargo module of the Cygnus spacecraft will be used to deliver supplies to astronauts. NASA/Dmitri Gerondidakis, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

  • Antares

    This Antares rocket, carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft, is being transported for launch. NASA/Patrick Black, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

  • Antares

    Antares Rocket Launch
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

  • Cygnus

    This Cygnus cargo spacecraft is delivering supplies to the International Space Station. NASA, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Fun Facts:

Rob Webb

Rob Webb

  • Rob’s family includes a wife with three young children (all under five years old) that are also enthusiastic about space and rockets.
  • His hobbies include outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.
  • Rob lived in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area for most of his life before moving to Northern Kentucky in October of 2021.

Ask Your Question

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