Raw Video: Here’s A Behind The Scenes Look At The Famed Sonic Wind Rocket Sled
Here’s the thing. This video is silent and in some ways it is kind of boring. But it is only boring if you do not know the context of what is happening. The rockets being pulled out of their crates, Stapp standing there talking to people, saying God knows what and somehow keeping himself from being a blithering mess before breaking Earthbound speed records that human beings had never thought of before.
Video like this is a legit window into time. It is not edited, produced or otherwise altered. This is as it was the day that Col. Stapp went rip roaring down the tracks for the final time before he retired.
Press play below to see this killer video from 1954 – rocket sled action!
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