Friday, 19 June 2009

LRO/LCROSS: launch video from NASA

The Atlas V is so elegant. But it's slender beauty belies the awesome power of this rocket. It's about 12.5 ft wide, 189 ft high, weighs 1,205,200 lb and develops 860,200 lbs of thrust (for the non-Americans that's 3.8 m by 58 m, 546,700 kg and 4 MN (Mega Newtons)).

But just watch this baby fly:

1 comment:

Duncanr said...

Out of this world !!!