Kamis, 13 Oktober 2011

Home-built rocket climbs to 121,000 feet in 92 seconds

Derek Deville's Qu8k rocket climbed at altitude of 121,000 feet (36.8 km) after 92 seconds flight (Photo: Gregory L. Mayback/ddeville.com)

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Launched from Black Rock Desert in Nevada on September 30 in an attempt to win John Carmack's 100kft Micro Prize, Derek Deville's home-built Qu8k rocket reached an altitude of 121,000 feet (36.8 km) after 92 seconds flight ... and captured some excellent video footage along the way.



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