Sunday, May 06, 2007

Methane Rocket Engine

Top men everywhere like to play with fire. Top men at NASA just have the luxury of a big budget to do it with. Here* is their latest methane blow torch rocket engine. Loud, powerful, and even kind of pretty - what more could Top Men want.

Details are here for those who are interested.

*(Here is an inferior YouTube version if you have trouble with the wmv version above.)

UPDATE (05/09): FYI: The repeating white shapes in the exhaust are called shock diamonds or mach disks. (Via

Previous related Wohba links:
HD Shuttle Launch


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