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DynaSoar

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Yup. When I heard about them, and learned the radio crew was based half an hour from me, I volunteered, but I never got an answer. Turns out that was because everyone was out of the office launching this thing. Not sure who did the motor, but it was an S200000 if I recall correctly.

Now that someone's done it, hopefully we'll see the next step in rocketry opening up. We know what numbers to shoot for.
 

jerryb

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have they recovered the rocket yet??

they said it should come down within 26 miles of the launch site...

I've seen alot of reports on the launch, but all of them say that they are looking for the rocket..

it would seem with the GPS stuff on the rocket it wouldnt be to hard to find it.

later
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Ryan S.

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that is one huge flame....awesome!!!!
 

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Originally posted by jerryb
have they recovered the rocket yet??

they said it should come down within 26 miles of the launch site...

I've seen alot of reports on the launch, but all of them say that they are looking for the rocket..

it would seem with the GPS stuff on the rocket it wouldnt be to hard to find it.
Just got an email from a buddy of mine that was there- (hope he doesn't mind the quoting).

I got back into San Jose this morning after the 7-hour drive from the
desert. I led the search teams which found the rocket's nose section
(payload and electronics) at the 6600' elevation on a mountainside
about 25 miles from the launch site a little before noon on Tuesday.
CSXT announced this morning that the data from the spacecraft's electronics
that we recovered indicated a maximum altitude of at least 77 miles and
maximum speed of Mach 5.1.

62 miles (100km) is considered space. This has never been achieved without
funding of some government before.
All I can say is WOW! I'm jealous!
 
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