Wednesday, March 08, 2006

X-Racers: NASCAR of the future?


The plane, dubbed the EZ-Rocket, sails through a turn, wings back toward the spectators. Rick Searfoss, the Air Force—trained test pilot and former space-shuttle commander at the controls, glides in silence until he relights one of the two isopropyl-alcohol-powered rocket engines. He banks left, blasting through a high S-curve at 160 mph to come back around parallel to the runway, and swings the rocket's faint blue exhaust toward the cheering crowd.

Read the article at Popular Science

Sounds cool, I think I'll watch it on T.V. Just something about the plane speeding toward the crowd at 160mph that makes me think, "That's not where I want to be."

No comments :