The temperatures soared just as high as some of the high
powered flame throwers
that left the launch pads. With readings well over 100 degrees, even going
to the port-a-potty
was an adventure in flesh preservation!
The Civilian Space Exploration Team showed off a scaled
down version of the actual rocket
that will eventually take a run at the record for civilian space shot attempts.
17 and BALLS 008
Double Feature Video
The mercury on the thermometer read 110 degrees, but the
action in the desert sky was even hotter! LDRS 17 & BALLS 008 were action
packed from start to finish and we've caught it all on tape for your enjoyment.
Here's a sampling of what you'll see:
Talk about altitude, check out Michael Hobbes
flight of over 31,000 ft. with full recovery!
Bruce Lee, Mike Wrobel and Tony Cochran unveil
the scaled down version of the CSXT 2-stage rocket. The boost stage is
powered by one M-1419, two J-390's and two J-260 coupled to the upper stage
housing a J-390.
Bowling ball innovations include Mark Clark's
P6500 "Thunderball" and Brandy Bruce Shark's P6500 "AlleyCat".
brings out the big boy with his O3500 "Big kahuna"
Paul Robinson debuts a 3 cluster
Kosdon powered bird called "Skid Mark"
PLUS...appearances by Ken Finwall, Cris Baringer,
Tom Rouse, Al Frasser and many
more brave souls. So sit back in your comfy air conditioned room with a
tall cold one and get ready to heat it up with the best of LDRS 17 and