Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Long video of a NASA 5-stage rocket

Here's a link to a video on a NACA 5-stage rocket (embedding is disabled).  It shows the rocket's assembly and the interesting 1950's era control room.  It's also interesting that the top two stages appear to be cone stabilized using the transition to the next lower, and wider, stage.  The view of the first stage firing is OK but the quality of the video isn't great.  You can see all 5 stages ignite.