R.I.P. Robert Truax

Robert Truax

Robert Truax

Rocket Scientist and champion of civilian space endeavors has died at the age of 93. Robert was one of the great rocket scientist of the 20th century. He is originator of the idea of long range missiles on submarines and it is even believed that the Polaris program stemmed from his work. However he will probably best be remembered for his steam Rocket Skycycle that Evel Knievel used in his attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon. Champion of civilian aerospace his Volkrocket project was precursor to many of the X-Prize contenders.

NY Times article on Robert Truax’s death

Build Eric Truax’s paper model of the Skycycle

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Evel Knevel’s SkyCycle      Page 1Page 2

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