January 26, 2005

What a beautiful rocket photo

Taken by one of the photographers from Blue Planet Media (and I've forgotten his name to my eteranal shame), this liftoff shot of my upscaled Yellow Jacket boosting on twin C6 motors has been used in NAR promotional materials.


Talking to someone recently about rocketry, they were surprised when I mentioned that we flew them more than once. They were under the impression that the rockets flew up and disappeared or exploded or some such. We bring them back under parachute or other recovery method. The rocket in the photo has made 21 flights so far, and is still going strong.

Posted by Ted at January 26, 2005 05:55 AM | TrackBack

Funny you mention that. There was one line in Toy Story that always irritated me. Woody says to Buzz (after he lights the rocket): "Wait a minute. I just lit a rocket!...Rockets explode!" Since I grew up firing off model rockets quite a bit and fireworks hardly at all, I never thought of "rockets" as being the explodey-things.

Nice picture.

Posted by: JohnL at January 26, 2005 10:48 AM
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