09 Oct 2011, 00:00

Qu8k Rocket

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http://ddeville.com/derek/Qu8k.html

Lately we’ve been inundated with 100k’ balloon flights and amazing video footage from space — the flights usually taking better than an hour to achieve apogee. Derek Deville took a shortcut to 121k’ using a ‘home made’ Q rocket motor and a ton of engineering genius. On September 30, 2011 at 11:08am, Qu8k (pronounced ‘Quake’) launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to an altitude of 121,000′ in 92 seconds before returning safely to earth.This small documentary on the flight is probably one of the most brilliant Amateur Rocket videos out there right now.

via Qu8k Rockets Above the Balloons – Slashdot.