The title is totally ambiguous. I don't know if NASA was officially stunned or not, or even if somehow there might have been stunned NASA personnel
riding the pinwheel; I just don't know. But it's very damned cool.
They blow up the first one, which makes the video very nearly worth watching in itself.
But on the second one? They get lift-off:
Don't know much about the Thai Rocket Festival, I just learned about it yesterday. By the
looks of the videos on YouTube, this may be the largest pinwheel they have succesfully launched. The ones in the other videos look much smaller.
That was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The first one exploding made me chuckle. The second one actually making a successful launch was
exciting. I like how the guys that lit it ran. I would've wanted a longer stick after seeing the first blow up.
Yeah, I was not expecting the 2nd launch to look nearly as cool as it did. That thing went WAAAAAAAAAAAY up there.
Just as I was saying "Oh crap!" "I'd hate to be under that as it is coming down" it launched a parachute!
Well played people in Thailand, well played.....
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That is cool. They thought it out well even had a parachute deploy. Did it all on a shoe string budget I bet, i The principal could be worked in
practical application for sending payloads to orbit if the spin action somehow lessens the fuel required to lift to the mass. Im sure Nasa may be
envious what lift off can they do that looks cooler?
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