Monday, October 17, 2005

Starchaser Engine Failure

Starchaser engine failureLast Monday, I blogged about the X Prize Cup that we went to last weekend. What I didn't mention in the blog entry was the fact that a friend of my niece's caught the StarChaser rocket engine failure (basically, an explosion followed by a huge plume of black smoke) on video. (No one was hurt in the explosion, thankfully, as it was a demonstration of an unmanned rocket. This is why we do tests - to get it perfect before we try launching for real.) He's uploaded the MPG video of the explosion from where the public was viewing the demonstration for public download, and he has more photos on the X Prize Cup gathering on his X Prize Cup page.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cool, you got it from Holly. I'll have to take a look at the blog.