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Rockets

The Jet Granny Mobility Scooter

The Jet Granny Mobility Scooter

The guys from Jet Granny Cars have a made a very special mobility scooter. Watch as it powers down the Santa Pod raceway, then demonstrates why strapping four rocket engines to your butt isn’t exactly the smartest idea. The wet tarmac didn’t help matters.

Why Rocket Explosions Matter

Why Rocket Explosions Matter

Despite the heavy losses suffered by the failed SpaceX cargo mission and the other two missions before it, Smarter Every Day points out that these failures yield priceless data, and that they couldn’t have happened at a better time.

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Insane Homebrew Rocket

Insane Homebrew Rocket

This video footage from a festival in Thailand starts out slowly, but once they light the fuses on their handbuilt rocket ship, you’ll understand why this is easily one of the most awe-inspiring videos we’ve seen in a while. Mirror here.

The 207mph Bike

The 207mph Bike

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a rocket-powered bicycle, but it is the first time we’ve seen one go faster than a supercar, hitting 207mph in just 5 secs. We’re just amazed that daredevil rider Francois Gissy managed to hold on to it.

DIY Sugar Rockets

DIY Sugar Rockets

The King of Random makes high-flying rockets using sugar, potassium nitrate and kitty litter. It’s very cheap but also very dangerous, because the resulting mixture is combustible. Also use cardboard instead of PVC tubes.

Inside a 1,000mph Car

Inside a 1,000mph Car

Daredevil driver Andy Green shows off the interior of the carbon fiber cockpit of the Bloodhound SSC, a mad 135,000hp rocket- and jet-powered vehicle that will eventually hit speeds up to 1,000mph. More on 95octane.

Kickstart Your Night

Kickstart Your Night

Mountain Dew Kickstart’s new commercial spot features the simultaneous launch of 800+ model rockets, sparkling into the night sky. The behind the scenes video shows off more footage of the pyrotechnic magic – no CGI involved.

Amazon Rockets

Amazon Rockets

FinalCutKing pokes fun at Amazon’s proposed drone-based shipping system with Amazon Rockets – which would offer delivery in just three to five minutes. Just like Amazon Prime Air, it’s got some kinks which need to be worked out.

19-Foot LEGO Rocket

19-Foot LEGO Rocket

Ryan McNaught (as in “astronaught”) built this incredible Saturn V rocket from over 120,000 LEGO bricks. The 19 foot-tall spaceship even has a tiny NASA Astrovan to deliver its flight crew.

Water-Powered Rocket

Water-Powered Rocket

By filling plastic soda bottles with water under extremely high pressures (120psi), these guys managed to launch a rocket to a height of 864 feet. Fortunately, they didn’t us Diet Coke and Mentos.

Jet-Powered Ford Mustang

Jet-Powered Ford Mustang

We’re pretty sure this classic Mustang isn’t street-legal. At least not in our neighborhood. Actually, this bad boy was seen being filmed for PINKS All Out. We wish we knew when to set our DVRs.

Rocket-Powered Xmas Tree

Rocket-Powered Xmas Tree

Introducing the T-minus Tree: using differential calculus, a car battery, and 32 engines wired in parallel, two DIY’ers find a way to “reuse” their Christmas tree by turning it into a rocket.

DIY: Water Rockets

DIY: Water Rockets

Have your own mini-NASA minus the rocket fuel with a DIY Water Rocket: it’s a single stage soda bottle with drop-away boosters that can propel it up to 600 feet on water and air.

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DIY BSG Viper Rockets

DIY BSG Viper Rockets

The folks over at Verna’s Vipers have DIY instructions not just for a single Battlestar Galactica Viper rocket, but an entire squadron: build everything from the MK II to the Blackbird.

Mythbusters: Rocket Car

Mythbusters: Rocket Car

Talk about serious hooptie pwnage: the lovably psychotic Mythbusters duo decides to pancake a car using a two-stage rocket that hits 700mph; the results are predictably explosive.

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