Re: Home Made Rocket

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 13:21:45 MDT

Jonathan Reeves wrote:

> Any of our rocket experts heard about this?: Inventor building rocket
> in back yard
> BEND, Ore. - Brian Walker, a toy inventor with no college degree and
> almost no flight experience, plans to blast himself into space next
> summer in a rocket he is building in his back yard.

The numbers look about right, 7k pounds of H2O2 to get
30 miles up, but the forward thruster arrangement looks
prone to oscillating instability. But perhaps hes worked
out a tricky way around that problem. If he just wants a
30 mile straight up joyride, seems like he might be better off
buying a spare sounding rocket from one of the
commercial outfits.

Anyhows, good luck and nobodyspeed, Mr. Walker! spike

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