Chuck Murcko
Fri, 10 Aug 2001 13:50:34 -0400

Interesting, the article does not note that the engine had been used by 
amateur rocketeers in Alabama to reach 34.5 mi altitude, or that the 
corporation AMROC (now defunct) developed such an engine in the 1980s 
and sold the technology to SpaceDev. Some innovation time lag here.

I guess we can unpave paradise and launch the parking lot.


On Friday, August 10, 2001, at 12:42 PM, Eugene Leitl wrote:

> Not only that, in a pinch you can make a hybrid rocket from nitrous and
> asphalt!

Chuck Murcko
Topsail Group