Picture of the Day - Rocket Launch


We spent the day at an amateur rocket launching event near Brothers in central Oregon. The Portland State U team, led by Elsa's son Andrew Greenberg, had the most sophisticated rocket. The launch was a cliffhanger, but it finally happened, and this is what it looked like from about 1/4 mile away. I was shooting at 10 fps, and the rocket was out of the next frame. I estimate that its initial velocity was about 100 m/s and its acceleration about 10 G.

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