The BBC continues their investigation of geeky subcultures with a look at model rocketry.
io9 has pictures of a Soyuz rocket being hauled across the desert to its launch site by a diesel train. It might be hard to scale match a model of the rocket (or even find one, I couldn’t get a match for “Soyuz” at Hannants) and a Russian train, but think of the diorama possibilities.
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For 130 grand you too can own a rocket pack. It may seem a little steep, but the price does include 24 hour support, maintenance and 10 training flights. The hydrogen peroxide powered beast was developed by Juan Manuel Lozano, who has previously strapped a similar blonde making rocket to a mountain bike which reached 160mph in five seconds. His website records his fascination with going fast and the roots of his obsession.