IS THAT A ROCKET OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME?
A Homemade Rocket with an On-Board Camera Reached an Altitude of 121,000 Feet
Here's some science trivia you probably didn't know: ¬†The official edge of space is 62 miles up . . . or about 327,000 feet.
And the first homemade rocket to reach it was launched by a team of amateurs in 2004 . . . reaching an official height of just over 380,000 feet.
I only mention it because an amateur named Derek Deville just launched a homemade rocket from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. ¬†And it didn't go nearly that high. ¬†But the videos of it are great.
The rocket reached 121,000 feet, while an on-board camera got footage of the whole thing. ¬†And even though it's not OFFICIALLY outer space . . . it sure looks like it from 121,000 feet up.
A video on YouTube shows the launch from the ground, and from the camera strapped to the rocket. ¬†Then it shows the parachute deploy before it falls back to Earth. ¬†From start to finish, the whole thing took less than 15 minutes. Below is a highlight video. For the full 16 minute video CLICK HERE
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