The Beauty of Night Rockets

The long exposure presents all kinds of interesting visuals, from simple Estes propellant grains showering down...
Firefall Hand Job the errant path of an unstable rocket:

What's That? (56) Night Trips

Here's another example of an unstable flight followed by the fiery forward spray of a motor closure failure under pressure:

The path of instability

And different propellant grains provide wonderful lighting:

Night Lines Night Detail Red Skies at Night Sparky Nights Rocket's Red Glare

And of course, all kinds of high jinks come out at night in the deep desert, like the washing machine tub full of scrap propellant:


Pyro bliss.

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