I am a big fan of space research, and space travel. So allow me a brief foray outside the usual topics of this blog, and watch this. Full screen, at high definition, if you can.
Pretty amazing. It's incredible to think that even after detachment from the shuttle and fuel tank (and after they have ceased to produce thrust) the boosters gain an additional 13 miles of altitude. Truly awesome.
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