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B.C. inventor wants to put pop bottle rocket into orbit

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:47 pm
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Post B.C. inventor wants to put pop bottle rocket into orbit   Posted on: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:47 pm
article at: http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Oddities/080217/K021704AU.html

Ken Schellenberg, who has adopted the alter-ego on his company website, wants to put a simple but highly engineered bottle rocket into orbit.

This could be impossible, but the CEO of AntiGravity Research already holds the altitude record for boosting an elongated plastic pop bottle - propelled by a bicycle pump, water and a bit of soap - into the air.

Errrrrr. thought id post it on the off chance that someone tells me sending pop bottles to space isnt crazy..... ill wait for a reply :)... i may be here a long time :roll:

oh link to site here http://antigravityresearch.com/

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Post    Posted on: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:14 am
:shock: :shock: :shock:

Well that reminds me of the good old days when I was a kid and wanted to send some sounding rockets with superconductors on top to see if they are strong enough not to shatter from accelleration stress. Heh those were the days... :cry:

In any case his idea of reaching orbit is pretty mild when compared to some of the other crazy ideas floating around...

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Post    Posted on: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:11 am
ey, maybe "he will lose his bottle" haha

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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:25 am
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"It always takes me 10 times longer than I thought," he admits. "On the last world record I figured it would take a month, and it was about two years."


Ain't that the truth.

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