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Qu8k Rocket Launch Highlights - On-board GoPro HD at 22+ miles above earth

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Published:2011-10-07 21:13:26

On September 30, 2011 at 11:08am, Derek Deville's Qu8k (pronounced "Quake") launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to an altitude of 121000' before returning safely to earth. Above 99% of the atmosphere, the sky turns black in the middle of the day and the curvature of the earth is clearly visible. The rocket motor produced 4000 lbs of thrust for 8 seconds accelerating the vehicle to over Mach 3 at over 10000'. After that, momentum carried the rocket skyward for another 84 seconds to a peak altitude of 121000'. Full Length Video: More Pictures and Info -- Sponsors: Learn more about the hobby of High Power Rocketry: Cosmic Ray Project:

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