Thursday, September 15, 2011
When Things Go Terribly Wrong. Spectacular Rocket Motor Failure Video
During my recent trip to Argonia, KS and the LDRS rocket launch. I witnessed the failure of a large amateur rocket motor. The motor case ruptured at the thread grooves that were cut to deep and the motor over pressurized showering the area with burning propellant. The rocket was named affectionately "The Safety Cone Rocket" after the large orange cone used for a nose cone. Enjoy the carnage.