Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rocket sled of the day

The following photo from Sandia Laboratories was featured in a Wired-Science post: Titanium Bullets, Rocket Sleds, and C-4: How the U.S. Tested the Safety of Nuclear Batteries. The Sandia link is all about their rocket sleds.  It's unclear whether the sled shown actually was used to smash "log sized" nuclear batteries, but it does look cool.