Bill D. of the "Riding With Robots" blog shares this image with the Boing Boing Flickr Pool and says,
Flame shooting hundreds of feet from NASA's new five-segment solid rocket motor during a ground test, Sept. 8, 2011 at ATK's facility in Promontory, Utah. The ground shook. The air shook. It was so bright you couldn't look at it directly.
The test motor was 154 ft long, generated 3.6 million pounds of thrust, 22 million horsepower, and was anchored on a concrete block that goes 40 feet deep. The segment casings on this test motor flew on several shuttle missions as part of the solid rocket boosters, which were manufactured at this same site.
I was lucky enough to take part in a tweetup about the test, in order to share the day's events with followers of Riding with Robots on the High Frontier.
Bill has more photos of this test from various vantage points in his photostream, along with some iPhone video.
Facebook today confirmed what has long been rumored: Donald Trump hosted a dinner which was not disclosed to the public in October 2019 with Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel, at the White House.
Unsend, unsend, dammit.
As high winds, warm dry air, and extreme fire risk returns to areas of Northern and Central California today, Pacific Gas & Electric is again shutting off people’s electricity to reduce fire risk.
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