Thursday, May 13, 2010

Theo Spark: Video: Reliant Robin space shuttle (Top Gear)

About 1976 and 1977, I was pretty active in making model rockets, the Estes kind. They are relatively safe and interestingly fun to a kid just dreaming of flight.

These Estes rockets are available at most hobby stores and literally,  a single afternoon is all that's needed to acquire, set up and launch your own rocket into very low earth orbit. (two thousand feet!)
Watch this great clip on big kids creating a EU Shuttle!

Theo Spark: Video: Reliant Robin space shuttle (Top Gear)


Buck said...

Heh. Too cool! A couple o' things...

First: The Robin is frickin' weird! I'll nver forget the first time I saw one... I went WTF is THAT? Yet they sell. Go figure.

Second: Clarkson is a minor hero of mine. "Top Gear" is ALWAYS entertaining and his columns in The Times are just as good.

Barco Sin Vela II said...

Yeah, I always thought those three wheelers were "not quite right".

But launching it like a shuttle? Cool.

Too bad the main tank wouldn't separate. They just may have brought it back. Make the EU Space dorks look thusly.

JihadGene said...

As a kid growing up in Norf Korea I played with RPG's!!!

Great Reader, KIM Jong IL