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Nike Rocket Chaser | by jurvetson
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Nike Rocket Chaser

For some time, I have wanted to capture a rocket launch from the camera mounted on another airborne rocket. I don’t know why. Maybe because it is difficult, or sounds cool.


I got lucky on Saturday, when a large Nike Smoke (in black here) went screaming up as my rocket was drifting back over the flight line by parachute.


Here you can see the parking area out at Snow Ranch and the launch control area.


I got a number of frame grabs, but the video is a dizzy spin. I wonder if a metal swivel between rocket and parachute could prevent the twirling dance on the return….


(full strap-on-video from my rocket)


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Taken on December 10, 2007