Monday, February 18, 2008

Water rocket space shot?

Water rockeeter Mr. Widget (aka Ken Schellenberg, CEO of AntiGravity Research) thinks this is possible. AntiGravity Research makes commercial water rockets and held the previous worlds water rocket altitude record of 1242 feet (the current record is 2044 feet). This carbon fiber-reinforced, compressed nitrogen powered rocket wasn't your garden-variety water rocket by any means. Now he's building a two-stage carbon fiber rocket that will be powered by liquid CO2. He hopes to reach an altitude of five kilometers. Not quite the boundary of space, but still impressive. Read more on cbc.ca.