Tuesday, August 12, 2008

United Technologies Center Rocket Motor

This item is currently up for auction on eBay. Unlike the actual (Altair?) motor that I found for sale on eBay recently, this one appears to be strictly a model, perhaps of an actual production motor. It does seem to be proportionally similar to the Altair motor. The model is described as being 15 inches tall with the embedded nozzle measuring 2 7/8 inches. It's not clear if the nozzle measurement is length or diameter. The current asking price seems pretty high, but as far as models go this one seems pretty nice.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Successful Launch!

While not the largest rocket I've ever launched at a meager 8lbs and 4 ounces and a mere 21 inches in length it was definitely in the top three; Big sisters Grace and Lily rounding out the top three. This one is known as Theodoor Stephen after two of his great uncles. Mom, Dad, and two previous launched projectiles all doing well.