Thursday, March 20, 2008

Video of previous rocket sled record

The High Power Rocketry blog found this video of the Navy's 2006 rocket sled record of 6,453 mph. I previously posted about the 1/31/2008 run that broke that record with a speed of 6,589 mph. Actually, I never saw the official confirmation of the unofficially reported speed. Oh, well no matter - the 4 stage sled in the video is generally the same as the newer version. Like we could tell 6,453 mph from 6,589 anyway. Note the staging...and the impact at the end!

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