Late last year I was approached by a bunch of enthusiastic kids from the Monash University high powered rocketry team. They showed me around their lab and hit me up for some free aluminium – which I was happy to promise them. They design and build all their own stuff and enter it into competitions around the world. The worst part about the tour was it left me feeling so jealous. But then again, I would never have had the technical brains to do what they do.
Check out the video link: this is what happens when 8kg of solid rocket fuel is burnt in 2 seconds. The rocket travels to 26,000ft!