Rocket Power is about four friends who are addicted to action and extreme sports. Otto Rocket, his sister Reggie, and their pals Twister and Sam excel at just about every aggressive sport you can imagine. All that competition can get, well, pretty competitive sometimes. So it's a good thing folks like Otto and Reggie's dad Ray and his business partner Tito Makani are around to remind everyone that way cool friendships are more important than winning events.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Rocket Power - Rocket-powered aircraft - Netflix
A rocket-powered aircraft or rocket plane is an aircraft that uses a rocket engine for propulsion, sometimes in addition to airbreathing jet engines. Rocket planes can achieve much higher speeds than similarly sized jet aircraft, but typically for at most a few minutes of powered operation, followed by a glide. Unhindered by the need for oxygen from the atmosphere, they are suitable for very high-altitude flight. They are also capable of delivering much higher acceleration and shorter takeoffs. Rockets have been used simply to assist the main propulsion in the form of jet assisted take off (JATO) also known as rocket assisted take off (RATO or RATOG). Not all rocket planes are of the conventional takeoff like “normal” aircraft. Some types have been air-launched from another plane, while other types have taken off vertically – nose in the air and tail to the ground (“tail-sitters”). Because of the heavy propellant use and the various practical difficulties of operating rockets, the majority of rocket planes have been built for experimental use, as interceptor fighters and space aircraft.
Rocket Power - Post Cold War era - Netflix
The EZ-Rocket research and test airplane was first flown in 2001. EZ-Rocket was the first privately built and flown rocket-powered airplane. A second privately developed rocket-powered aircraft flew just two years later, in 2003. SpaceShipOne functions both as a rocket-powered aircraft—with wings and aerodynamic control surfaces—as well as a spaceplane—with RCS thrusters for control in the vacuum of space. The Rocket Racing League has developed three rocket racer aircraft since 2001, after initially evaluating and testing the EZ-Rocket in 2001. None are currently in production however.
Rocket Power - References - Netflix