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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


"The roll rockets were designed for a maximum thrust of 40 pounds and the pitch and yaw rockets for a maximum thrust of 113 lbs, at an altitude of 200,000 feet."

Jarvis, Calvin R.; Lock, Wilton P. (1965). Operational Experience With the X-15 Reaction Control and Reaction Augmentation Systems. NASA. OCLC 703664750. TN D-2864.
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/87709main_H-364.pdf
http:// bobholland.com/me/xlr99_files/x15-2.pdf
http://books.google.com/books/about/Operational_Experience_with_the_X_15_Rea.html?id=FgDsX6fnSV0C

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_NF-104A#Reaction_Control_System_2
"The pitch/yaw thrusters were rated at 113 lbf (500 N) thrust each and the roll thrusters were rated at 43 lbf (190 N) thrust."

Orbiter (simulator) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbiter_%28simulator%29 freeware "space flight simulator program developed to simulate spaceflight using realistic Newtonian physics"

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxpvqrqLAo