The Federal Government is spending taxpayer dollars on building model rockets.
Actually, it isn’t a waste. NASA, the USAF, and a private company have just launched the first aerospike engine. The flight with a 10 foot long rocket (hint: christmas wish list) got up to Mach 1.5 and went to over 26,000 feet. Aerospike engines are really awesome since they look really cool and are efficient over a variety of altitudes. I won’t go into the details of it, since the article does a nice job on that.
Wonder when Estes is going to start rolling out these bad boys….