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The Rocket Racing League: Yes, it is rocket science!

Posted: Apr. 1st, 2008  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Luxury Aircraft: This may get the aliens to start paying closer attention to us Earthlings. The Rocket Racing League (RRL), in pursuit of pushing aerodynamic technology to its limit, has officially broken ground on its first phase hangars. Rocket races will operate similarly to auto races except for the "virtual" sky track. Courses are expected to be approximately two miles long, one mile wide, and about one mile high, running perpendicularly to spectators. The X-Racers (rocket planes) will take off from a runway either staggered or side-by-side, depending upon the specifics of the event. The "air" track will be based upon Grand Prix-competition standards and have long straight-aways, vertical ascents and deep banks. Pilots will follow their own virtual tunnel (track) and be safely separated to avoid collisions.

Founded by X Prize founder Dr. Peter H. Diamandis and two-time Indy 500 team winner Granger Whitelaw, the duo plan to run competitions across the U.S. and internationally. Interplanetary competitors and Earthlings are encouraged to sign up at www.rocketracingleague.com/index.html.

For LxM James Rothaar
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Richard Kudrna commented on August 2, 2008

At first seems utterly impractical - then, with thought, quite feasable. The trick seems to be to get engine life and operating costs in control, and design in engine "fail safe" such as throat stretch instead of uncontained failure, and this is a "winner" entertainment concept. I wish I could be a part of it!

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