Despite only giving you about a second of excitement at launch, model rockets are still a fun way for us (non-billionaires) to live out our dreams of space travel. But have you ever wondered what’s happening inside a model rocket engine while you’re standing a safe distance away from ignition?
You know what's cool? Launching 965 model rockets at once. You know what's cooler? Launching 3,130 model rockets at once. Boy Scout Jacob Smith honored the 100th anniversary of the organization by blowing away the previous world record.
Now you can blast off this Discovery Hydrogen Fuel Rocket, a hydrogen-fueled missile powered by the same element that fueled the upper stages of the Saturn V launch vehicle that sent man to the moon. A cool twist is that you generate your own hydrogen fuel in the rocket's launch pad using ordinary water, and that…