Re: Nice Job, Doug Jones!

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 19:35:32 MDT

"S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:
> EZ-Rocket flight test program completed:
> I imagine the recent unpleasantness put you guys a bit behind schedule...
> steve

Actually, not much- our previous test flight was September 10, then we
had to add the second engine before resuming flights. The aviation
lockdown was over long before we were ready to fly again. The public
rollout and demo will be sometime in early November, but our invitation
list is getting out of hand; I don't anticipate inviting any extropy
list folks (sorry, but it has to be).

It was glorious to watch him climb out with both engines roaring, and
the video from the aft camera was stunning- it showed the quick
acceleration, the pull up into the 40 degree climb, and then Mike
Melville in the chase Long-EZ pulling alongside... we'll have mpgs up on
our site shortly.

Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber
XCOR Aerospace

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