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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-10-2004 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the Armadillo Aerospace website...
We had telemetry all the way to the time of impact, which matched the video perfectly, landing eight meters from the launch point. The vehicle hit the ground basically sideways, a little tail first. The bottom manway flange broke off the tank, and the 450 pound tank with 180 psi pressure still in it got punted about 200 yards away by the gas release. $35,000 of rocket is now a whole lot of primo Armadillo Droppings. There are a few pipe fittings that survived, but that's about it. Amazingly, even though the on-board camera was destroyed, the tape did survive with only some scuffed sections. It's a good thing Doom 3 is selling very well...
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Armadillo Droppings - $125.00 USD

Highly collectible rocket debris is now being offered for sale. You can own a piece of history by purchasing a bag of assorted curious gizmos and scrap taken right off of "decommissioned" AA rockets.

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posted 08-10-2004 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fuzzfoot   Click Here to Email fuzzfoot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was curious to know if anyone had ordered the 'Armadillo Dropping' bag and what they specifically got. I went ahead and ordered one for the heck of it, hoping for some interesting propulsion parts...

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