Rocket powered sled

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Rocket powered sled




Ky Michaelson, better known as The Rocketman, is one of the world’s leading rocket powered vehicle builders. He was featured in MAKE, Volume 05, and says he got his start using a Gilbert chemistry set at the age of 12. This JATO rocket powered sled is meant to take the strain out of the uphill journey, but I have to wonder what it’s like to fire it off during a downhill run.

Super sled ride

6 thoughts on “Rocket powered sled

  1. Spikenzie says:

    Cool but, I just find a hill and use gravity for my sled.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Amazing, not to mention getting away with lighting a rocket in a what must be a metro area.

  3. The Adventure Channel says:

    Sweet, how fast can it go?

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