Dropping Science: Like Ghost Ships? How About A Ghost Rocket!?

I was struggling to find something to post this weekend and then I chanced across this gem from Coffee and Celluloid Productions.

In 1963 a company called Aerojet-General built a factory/research lab in the Florida Everglades with the goal of producing rockets for the Apollo Moon landings. They built the largest solid fuel rocket in the world and then dug the biggest silo in Florida to store it in and the biggest canal to transport it along. But it was all for nought. NASA elected to go with liquid fuelled rockets and Aerojet never got the contract. Since then the plant, rocket and all has been quiet rusting away in a remote swamp.

Sounds like the opening of a Bond pitch but it’s true and fascinating. Enjoy.

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(It’s my stag night this evening. I can only apologise in advance to my twitter followers. I fear we may be entering a dark place.)

 

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One thought on “Dropping Science: Like Ghost Ships? How About A Ghost Rocket!?

  1. Pingback: Top 5: Dropping Science « Beyond the Bunker

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