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Team Phoenicia/Techshop Nanosat Launcher Challenge Seminar: CubeCab - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anuOow5G8lU

SpaceX pad abort test

"eight powerful SuperDraco rocket thrusters — together producing 120,000 pounds of thrust"
"reached 100 mph in 1.2 seconds"
"consumed their nearly two-ton load of hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide propellant in less than six seconds, pushing the Dragon capsule a third of a mile above Cape Canaveral."
"Top speed? 345 mph"
"a peak altitude of nearly 5,000 feet"
"a landing point about 1.4 miles"
"splashed down a minute and 39 seconds after takeoff"
http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/05/06/spacex-crew-capsule-completes-dramatic-abort-test/


"Another customer of Maine Eastern Railroad is Dica Perl Minerals, formerly known as Chemrock, on Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston. Maine Eastern Railroad also does some business with Bath Iron Works."
Two submit bids to run Rockland to Brunswick rail line — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

In Plain Sight - BackStory with the American History Guys http://backstoryradio.org/shows/infrastructure/
Infrastructure: Lighthouses, AC vs DC (Tesla), pipelines vs railroads, containers

When the boom is over you might want to have a railroad rather than a pipeline.

Amazon.com: Aerotech Initiator Systems Pack ARO89001A: Toys & Games

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006N6MT4/

SpaceX Pad Abort Test -
What I like about this flight is that one could duplicate it with an AeroTech mid-power rocket.
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_FXVjf46T8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydVEZ9DZ5iE Beach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCmVgkQm850 Beach with NASA inset