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XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 09:14 PM
Found a neat article today about the origins of Murphy's Law. It was not invented as long ago as one might imagine but instead has it's origins lie with Edwards Air Force Base and Captain Ed Murphy who tested the infamous rail rocket sled. Follow the attached link for the full story.

Enjoy.

http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i5/murphy/murphy1.html

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 09:14 PM
Found a neat article today about the origins of Murphy's Law. It was not invented as long ago as one might imagine but instead has it's origins lie with Edwards Air Force Base and Captain Ed Murphy who tested the infamous rail rocket sled. Follow the attached link for the full story.

Enjoy.

http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i5/murphy/murphy1.html

Hawgdog
09-22-2003, 09:20 PM
NeroMoura is that you?

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XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 09:41 PM
Nope that's not me. Never used that handle I am a new user here at UBI.

XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 08:09 PM
LoneStarAce
Back in '54/'55 I can remember going to Edwards with my Dad and watching that sled run. You could still see the tracks and drive over them, in the late 70's. They were located on the south edge of the base. You cross the tracks by way of the south gate, Lancaster side.
I think they also used it to test ejection seats and related hardware.
The late 50's thru the 60's, growing up around the area we got to see all the excitement, from X-15s' to testing the hugh motors that powered the Saturn 5. The first 7 astronauts (my Dad at that time worked at the Test Pilots Training School. He installed the first joystick controls in a 104). It was great watching it all.