Category Archives: Flight

News: New World Sailing Speed Record by Paul Larsen and Vestas SailRocket 55 knots (63 mph, and momentarily hits 78 mph unofficially) !

(November 18, 2012: Namibia, Africa) Vestas Sailrocket 2 piloted by project leader Paul Larsen traveled at more than 55.32 knots (exceeding 60 mph and 100 kph) over a nautical mile course on Walvis Bay. For a few moments during the … Continue reading

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Can you Shoot an Arrow Backwards – into Space ?

You might have heard about a secretive space flight effort in the wilds of Texas that sustained an unfortunate crash recently. That was the “Blue Origin” project. (http://www.blueorigin.com/) The flight was aborted by “a flight instability” as the team called … Continue reading

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