Masten LLC Attempts

Start today. Clark Lindsey has links. Best of luck (and skill) to them.

Another reason to wish that I was already back in CA. I expect to hit the road this morning, but I have to pack the car still, which will be an interesting puzzle.

[Update a few minutes later]

Shutting down the machine now so I can load it. I may check in tonight, if I have wireless in the motel. Be good in comments, and don’t expect anything with links to be approved today.

[Late evening update]

I’m still on Eastern time, but just barely, about 10:30 PM. I’m also still in Florida, in Talahassee, but it hasn’t seemed like it since north of Tampa, when the country went from flat and swampy to rolling with woods and pastures. I drove across from Ocala to here through beautiful horse country. This is a Florida that I could like, but it’s more like southern Georgia.

4 thoughts on “Masten LLC Attempts”

  1. In case anyone doesn’t know any other sites to check, the executive summary is that the first flight met the contest criteria, but there was engine nozzle damage that they decided not to attempt the second flight. Apparently there was a flaw in the nozzle cooling system.

    They intend to review and try again in October.

  2. Yup, the flight was a sight to behold. The infrasound had a predictable effect on viscera.

    We’ll get the thrust chamber not to herniate, and then…

  3. I was in Mojave this morning and Masten was front page news in the local paper. (sorry, no time to drop by).

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