- Oct 12, 2009
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Anybody see the Mythbusters episode with the Turkish rocket myth? Aerojet sent a rep. with a 2 grain motor, looked like a 5" case, maybe a fast "m". It was supposed to be the equivilent of 140 pounds of black powder. They hit the button and it gets about 300' in the air and develops a front closure failure. Burned a 12" hole in the side of the rocket. They called it a successful launch. How many successful launches result in a burn through on the airframe? I almost never cheer when I see flames coming out the side of a rocket.