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Anyone else seen this? Amateur rocket fired into space



 
 
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Old May 22nd 04, 11:13 PM
Abrigon Gusiq
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Default Anyone else seen this? Amateur rocket fired into space

A Yank getting more news/press in the UK than in the US. Sad.

Makes ya wonder about our news media.

Mike
Alaska


Frank Scrooby wrote:

Hi all

Is this significant at all? So far only the BBC is reporting it (as far as I
can see).
Amateur rocket fired into space

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3724841.stm

Quote from BBC website:

" A 14-second burn allowed the rocket to reach an altitude of more than
100km - the official boundary of space - in about three minutes. It
reportedly spent several minutes in space before beginning its descent.
The rocket and the payload came down on separate parachutes. "

Anyone?

Regards

Frank Scrooby

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Old May 29th 04, 05:56 AM
Derek Lyons
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Joe Strout wrote:

I rather prefer the BBC version in this case, though -- I'm so sick of
hearing things like "space, defined as 62 miles above the earth."
Miles. Sheesh. But anyway...


That caveat is needed so that differentiate between the
lower-end-of-spectrum 'spaceships' and the upper-end-of-spectrum
orbital craft.

D.
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