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Amateur Launches Rocket Into Space (Amazing Video)

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:09 AM
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Just found this clip and thought it was the best video i have ever seen on a launch in real-time without the usual cuts and trims. This launch is filmed from multiple angles and the whole sequence is filmed from launch until entering the stratosphere. It´s amazing how short time it takes to get into space... Something i realized after watching this clip.





posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Very nice, currently watching it

If there were any being on board, I bet it would be mud afterwards.
I would like to know what messed up the camera. I suppose it has to do with (decling) pressure on the ccd.
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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This is quite an achievement.

almost as good as this one :-

click here

Tip watch towards the end (the spent rocket stage parachute does not open and it ploughs into the ground at Mach 1 just meters from the launch site.

I did try to embed the video but some validation error happened
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:37 AM
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With all respect but I think to compare those two is wrong. Why do you think the achievment you posted is greater?
The rocket failed and you can see nothing in the video.

The video OP posted is far better and they managed to bring back the rocket not scattered.
I really don´t see why you post this and why it should be better ???



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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That's a really great achievement to go so high, but 100,000 feet is not considered "going into space".

Space is considered (by a convention of people who decide such things) to start at 60 miles (100 km) up. That's about 317,000 feet. This rocket went up about 19 miles (31 km). That's only 1/3 of the way to the "official" edge of space.


EDIT TO ADD:
I did a little more research and see that this rocket west 121,000 feet up -- higher than I initially said. However, 121,000 feet (22.5 miles or 36 km) or is still only a little higher than 1/3 of the way to space.


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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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When the rocket started tapering off I was hoping for a second stage to kick in
Sucked when it was totally spent, I wanted to see it go higher! Pretty cool video though, makes me wanna go buy an Estes rocket for me and my kids to fire off.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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Nice. I wonder, how many G's? That would kill anything mammalian.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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Absolutely amazing. Who knows, maybe they won't be able to keep mankind from space if he wants to go. It reminds me of the old west days when people wanted to go to the western part of the US, so they built wagons to get them there.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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Cool. Thanks for reminding me to watch amateur rocket launches all day long.


I found this one, which is absolutely amazing to me:



Seriously watch this, hilarious.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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wow that was one of the interesting videos i have seen in a while! very kool!
2nd line



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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Note to super villain;
1. Buy rocket
2. Make cocktail of ebola, H1N1 and other air borne virus.
3. Launch the rocket with the payload
4. Buy ticket to Alaska.
5. Watch news for 3 weeks.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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You better watch what you say dude lol damn people think there so funny.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Very cool, it certainly is quite stunning how quickly you can reach the edge of space (well, with one of those rockets, anyway!!). Nice video, thanks for sharing - S&F.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 03:09 AM
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Totally awesome. What makes it worth it are the camera angles. Especially the ones on board. We are along for the ride.

!21.000 feet huh? Wonder what it would be like to parachute from there... to music?




posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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@ThinkinCap thx for Sharing... when i saw the blond guy in the clip i thought by myself i know this man..., he really looks like John Carmack from ID-Software the guys that made Quake/Doom etc PCGames.
It is John Carmack!. I looked in the Video description on Youtube He is the founder of "Armadillo Aerospace"
Didn't know that before. Thx!!!




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