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Rocket Racing League (!)

Posted by ifitsgotanengine on December 5, 2005

I don’t usually post “look what I found on the internet” type posts, trying instead to come up with some original content.

That being said, look what I found on the internet!

Rocket Racing League.

That’s rockets, and they’re racing, in a league!

This is so freakin’ cool, I can’t find the words.

From their press release:

The Rocket Racing League is an aerospace entertainment organization which combines the competition of racing with the excitement of rocketry. The RRL is dedicated to providing safe and thrilling experiences for families through live events, television broadcasts and interactive technologies . . . the league’s mission is to serve as a technology accelerator in the areas of airframe, propulsion and spacecraft design, and reach for the future to inspire the next generation of spaceflight enthusiasts.

The Rocket Racing League is scheduled to have its first race next September. That’s less than a year from now!

The rocket planes will have fuel aboard for approximately 4 minutes of powered flight and 10 minutes of gliding, after which they will land to refuel. These ain’t no pushrod V8s here, boys. The races should last about an hour each.

Read more at www.rocketracingleague.com

The only thing that could possibly stop me from watching the first race on TV is if I can be there in person. See you there!


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