Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Spaceport America/UP Aero/Moog Industries launch

MSNBC reports on the latest from Upham, NM. UP Aerospace launched a 'low altitude' rocket with a Moog Industries payload, which evidently was basically a professional boost-glider.
The rocket rose 2,200 feet (670.5 meters) above the desert, arced against the morning sunshine, cut power and glided in for a belly landing. It bounced on the earth, scattering some debris, but all the pieces were easily recovered.