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Monday, January 14, 2013

Col. Stapp

The problem with View From The Porch, for me anyway, is that Tam knows way more history than I do so dang near every time I open her blog I find something new I have to look up. This morning it was Colonel Stapp. From the context I deduced it was probably the rocket sled guy, but with Tam you never know, so I checked. When I did I found this fine story about the Colonel's exploits.


More YouTube videos. 13 minutes each. Colonel Stapp is not an entertaining speaker, but they contain good information.

Rocket Sled: "Space Age Railroad" pt1-2 USAF John Stapp Holloman AFB



Satellite view of track in New Mexico.

2 comments:

scott smith said...

Gotta wonder what modern day defense contractors would charge for this brand of work...

Charles Pergiel said...

Gotta wonder what they were charging back then...