Supersonic Inbound

This photo is what convinced me to go to the XPRS rocket launches.

 

When they come in hot, you hear the sonic boom after it hits. This unplanned test demonstrates that Chevy transmissions have amazing stopping power. =)

 

Keep in mind, that with the layers of safety protocols, nobody has been injured there. But it sure is exciting.

 

[Photo by MachDiamond's Tim Boschert, from a UROC launch]

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Uploaded on September 27, 2005