Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When model rockets attack real rockets...

The following video is from the July 17th launch at the Goddard Space Flight Center's visitors center.  The video shows a small model rocket kissing the slightly larger Thor Delta.  Boink! [via]

The Goddard public launches are conducted by NARHAMS on the first Sunday of each month at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, starting at 1 pm.  The impulse limits for these launches is 'D' or smaller due to the proximity of rocket eating tress...and the waiver.  Yes, you heard right.  Due to proximity of the launch site to the DC no fly zone, a special waiver is required to fly even small modrocs.  Someday, I have to attend one of these events!