THE BEST Rockets

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.

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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.

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 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.

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