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By Andi Bourne

SRB Test Boosts Local's Interest


Mark Melvin

The Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) tested June 28 ran for two minutes and four seconds and reached temperatures of 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The public viewing area was 1.5 miles from the test stand, so there was a seven-second delay between firing and hearing the sound. The sound waves where still enough to vibrate clothing.

PROMONTORY, UTAH - Seeley Lake resident Mark Melvin took his interest in space exploration to a new level after attending his first solid rocket booster (SRB) test in Promontory, Utah June 28. After watching the 124-second test, Melvin left impressed and with hopes to attend an actual launch in the future.

"I find space exploration to be really exciting," said Melvin. "Satellite observation of our own earth and our own effects on it are really vital to how we continue to function as a species. I think discovering other planets around other stars and other solar systems in our galaxy are per...

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