Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rick Maschek, Sugar Shot To Space

It appears you could build a five stage rocket using sugar that would be able to make it to space.  (Who knew?)
Rick showed us some videos of SugarShot testing.  They would burn in two stages.  The first stage would burn just fine, but then the second stage would always have problems.  He showed a dozen or so videos, and there was often an explosion. 

Here is a flight where the first burn when just fine, but the second burn was at an angle. Note this is using sugar:

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