Engineers Attached a Rocket Engine To a Christmas Tree and Launched It

This is how engineers say "Merry Christmas"!
Derya Ozdemir

Nothing else says "Merry Christmas" like a rocket-powered Christmas tree soaring to an altitude of almost 300 feet (91.4 m). And in this video by the YouTube channel BPS Space, you can get to see just that, thanks to a group of engineers who wanted to spice up their festivities like never before. 

Many of these engineers are working in the aerospace industry, so it perhaps shouldn't come as a surprise. While it took them some time to get the project going after some mishaps, they were able to strap a 7-foot (2-m) tree to a four-winged structure with a small solid-fuel rocket engine allowing the tree to take off into the sky Santa-style over the Mojave desert in California. Of course, there wouldn't be Christmas without the presents, so naturally you can see fake presents attached to the tree's base spinning as it soars into space. If you want to see the demonstration, make sure you watch the video above, and have yourself a merry little Christmas!

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