Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Rocket car

Did the first car to break Mach do it in 1979? In a rocket car? Did Budweiser pay for it? Dont take this on face value, but it is an interesting story at least.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006


The man, the myth, the legend... The... Man.

Spike (Spikeson). In rocketry, it is not only those who build and fly the kits that matter. This gentleman, shown here in a one piece Carhart jumpsuit. Sitting atop a tubbed ATV (possible Nitrous Oxide system), Spike gladly recovers distant rockets from the farms. Who is he? A farmer? A hunter? The ghost of rocketry past? YES.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Rocket sled

Just a taste of what the wild world of rocket sleds has to offer!

Here you see a rocket sled at over mach 4. Note the shock wave visible in air and the incredible friction on the tracks.
Edwards AFB Rocket Sled