Rocket’s Red Glare

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    After motor burnout, my night bird soared silently up, separated into two sections, and deployed a satin white parachute at apogee. The two blinking sections spun tethered together like two dancers embraced in a delirious spiral across the Milky Way.

    It was cool.

    The rocket performed perfectly and landed softly on the desert playa. Next time, I plan to try some funky propellant from Animal Motor Works.

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    1. _sarchi 93 months ago | reply

      some interesting detail big

    2. msamaclean © 93 months ago | reply

      No video? Well looks like a fabulous time & site! What a great clear sky !

    3. jurvetson 93 months ago | reply

      no night vision video... but I do have some day launch footage that I will process over time....

      sarchi: I love the the multi-colored stars.

      nels1: There are so many stars to be seen there (clear air and no light pollution for many miles, and hidden behind mountains). You can even see spiral arm texture in the Milky Way. Might be like what you'd see in the outback.

      Telstar: yes. Wait till you see it on the green, blue and MIdas brake filing propellants....

    4. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ 93 months ago | reply

      How beautiful... a red tango crossing One hundred billion stars... Under the Milky way tonight, that is. |-)

      A great visual remix methinks! ♪♫

    5. Todd Huffman 93 months ago | reply

      The stars look great too, one of my favourite things to do on the Playa is just lay there and look at the sky. Last time I was out there we brought a 13 foot diameter trampoline (don't ask how) to lay on while we looked at the stars.

    6. nels1 93 months ago | reply

      yeah, we're pretty lucky down here with our incredibly clear skies. recently at the sydney observatory, i saw saturn with such clarity and radiance that it was almost like a spiritual experience!

      if you haven't already seen it, you may enjoy this film called The Dish which is based on a true story. here is the tagline: As Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, our only link was a satellite dish in rural Australia with a few bugs (And a few hundred sheep).

      p.s just came across this incredible observatory...i'm sure the view is pretty clear from there too!

    7. Juli's pix 93 months ago | reply

      Love it!
      Seen in the group;I Saw The Light

    8. *RS* [deleted] 93 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous sky!

    9. CMR OO 77 93 months ago | reply

      Wow that's awesome. Love the sky too, so clear and so many stars.

      (ACTION NOW)

    10. jtuason 93 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot!

      >>>seen on
      1-2-3 group

    11. zTransmissions 93 months ago | reply

      pretty freaking cool

    12. cherryvega 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Future is Here (they just don't know it yet), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      Found in a search. (?)

    13. deadlyartichoke 85 months ago | reply

      such a cool shot!

    14. AGrinberg 84 months ago | reply

      Cool! Looks like fun!

    15. jurvetson 80 months ago | reply

      thanks y'all.

      I included this photo in the EMRR rocket review

    16. CatsFive 77 months ago | reply

      What a geek you are.

      Hence, I vote you can stay. =)

    17. mellyssa™ 75 months ago | reply


      straordinaria friend!

    18. cameraman344 62 months ago | reply

      Outstanding pic! excellent launch there. I look forward to seeing the next one!

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