- Aug 4, 2008
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can it happen i dont no much about model rocketry but i no that they can do some cool things what are the chances of getting one to the moon ?
Which raises an interesting question:Well amongst the problems you'd face would be legally acquiring enough fuel and strong enough engines and the license to launch your rocket, staging and navigation.
lol, I've day dreamed many times of making a futuristic rocket the size of my pencil (US History II can get VERY boring sometimes), and can make it into orbit...then it throws a program error and collides into the ISS (because my day dreams are cool enough to have the ISS where i want it when i want it there)....killing everybody onboard...and the pressure release causes ISS to plunge back to earth....colliding with New York City (because the ISS has a heat-shield that extends about 100' outside of it)...killing everyone there, causing a massive economy plunge....therefore having the president send a bunch of ppl to find out where the rocket came from...while i secretly plan to make another futuristic rocket that can be launched from anywhere and hit the president to keep him from finding me...
*Book hits desk*
Teacher: Jake, what were we just talking about?
If you can make it, They could possibly take it, For the publicity of helping a civillian set a new space record. At least you haven't the atmosphere to worry about and only need to get those few remaining Km's per sec in Delta V. That would be as close as one could get to be a real life case of the astronaut farmer.
The main challenge is of course navigation, Communication and it's stability when it makes an escape burn. So such a tiny privately made rocket is going to have to be a historical marvel of engineering. But then however, It's no longer exactly a rocket but a probe. Orbital sciences corperation with the Pegasus launcher might be the best ones to approach for launcing it if all else fails. And you have a LOT of money.