Beer Keg Blastoff!

And now for something completely different… Team Numb comfortably launched a fat rocket on a P7000 motor to loft a full beer keg from Oregon up over a mile high.

 

175 lbs of beer.

60 lbs of Alumaflame solid rocket propellant (looks like gray styrofoam, but burns in a violet flame).

6,100 ft. Perfect flight.

Beer shaken, not stirred, and tapped at the landing site.

 

The donut stayed on the nosecone for a surprisingly long time.

 

Here is the launch video, with a hearty roar...

 

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Taken on September 27, 2008