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Beer Keg Blastoff!

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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...

rt44man, Hondo Walker, jipol, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. kirainet 80 months ago | reply

    really cool shape.

  2. Gone (delete this account) [deleted] 80 months ago | reply


  3. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ 80 months ago | reply

    "Team Numb comfortably launched..." |-)

    Is there anybody in there?

  4. Todd Huffman 80 months ago | reply


    That is a donut!

    Oh man that is awesome. Best application of a donut ever!

    (and props to GG^23 for the reference)

  5. Peter_Ekstrom 80 months ago | reply

    Thank you Steve!!! Awesome launch shot!

    And yes GG, there is somebody out there...


  6. Tomi Tapio 80 months ago | reply

    Sweet dust cloud.

  7. Wind Watcher 80 months ago | reply

    Wow! How high can you go with this rocket without the beer!

  8. jurvetson 80 months ago | reply

    Why in the world would you want it without beer??

    The Grateful Beer koan is more visible in large size

    And, the keg returneth.... much like the Mars landing bounce...

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  9. jurvetson 80 months ago | reply

    And a great Divot marked the spot (bottom half of rocket in the distance):

    Beer Keg Divot from 6,100 ft

    And there was much rejoicing across the lands

    Tapping the Keg

  10. tylerpdx 80 months ago | reply

    awesome thanks for all the pics!


  11. Peter_Ekstrom 80 months ago | reply

    You da man!!!


  12. jurvetson 80 months ago | reply

    No, no, how can I be da man when udaman? Awesome project!

    I just love your team video, with the voice of the videographer:

    "OMG... it's out dude. OMG. It worked!" .... such faith in the project. ;-)

    and the LCO: "The beer is down safely. Don't tap it for a while though."

  13. ImranAnwar 79 months ago | reply

    "Same great taste, more Falling" ?? :-)


  14. Fotosix 71 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot...

  15. *Arielle* 71 months ago | reply

    Wow, that is amazing!

  16. Oscar Sanchez Montaner 71 months ago | reply

    Great, amazing... wow!!! Congratulations was a perfect launch!!!

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