KUER Local News
6:00 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Utah Rocket Club Hellfire Event

Plenty of room to spread out on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Bob Nelson
  • Audio story from Morning Edition
  • Bob talks with Randall Redd in the middle all the activity including the crash of one very expensive rocket. The reaction of Redd, Bob and the crowd is worth a listen. The crash itself happens hundreds of feet away and surprisingly makes no audible sound.

The famous Bonneville Speedway was the site of the annual Hellfire event hosted by the Utah Rocket Club over the weekend. It’s the club’s largest event of the year and several of the members I talked to say this was the biggest they’ve seen in recent years. Randall Redd is one of the charter members of the club and the unofficial ambassador.

He says, “This is our biggest event and we try to make it a big spectacular event that everyone wants to come to.”

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