Mission of Gravity, China Lake style (was Re: A case for the

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp-lib.org)
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 07:19:04 -0800

Greg, Spike:

>In a message dated 12/11/99 12:45:58 AM Central Standard Time,
>spike66@ibm.net writes:
> > Jeff, I did an experiment about 12 years ago at China Lake. We had

<Hey-what-happens-to-this-grasshopper-if-I-put-it-in-my-Estes-payloader story elided>

<TEN MINUTES?!? Whoa, Nellie!!>

>I just KNEW this was the kind of thing my tax dollars were paying for in
>those super-secret high-tech installations in the desert!

Don't say it like it's something _bad_... Every redblooded nerdboy I knew growing up wanted to work in aerospace or some such precisely because of ad hoc research opportunities such as this one.