Sideways rocket makes crosswind (Apr, 1964)
Sideways rocket makes crosswind
A rocket engine mounted on the side of a new car shows GM research engineers how it will react to any kind of crosswind.
The rocket’s thrust, from 50 to 200 pounds, can be accurately controlled, and the rocket can be mounted anywhere on the car. Instruments in the back seat record effect. Formerly, engineers drove a car through a blast from a propeller, but the quick passage was disadvantageous.