Epic Cake Video – Firefly Aerospace Uses Rocket Engine to Light Up Birthday Candles
Hurray!!! Happy birthday to you Max!
Space reports, “The folks at Firefly Aerospace took a brief break from rocket development recently to fire up an engine in honor of co-founder Max Polyakov, who turned 43 years old Tuesday (June 30).”
“The Reaver rocket engine, in true celebratory form, was used to light candles on a large birthday cake as high-speed cameras rolled, according to a new video. (The other planned use for the engine will be to launch small satellites to orbit cheaply, using Firefly’s Alpha rocket.)”
“Anyone that’s getting older understands that one of the most difficult problems is figuring out how to light all those darn birthday candles on the cake,” said Firefly’s other co-founder, Tom Markusic, in the video, which the company released on Twitter and YouTube. In the video, Markusic wore a multi-color birthday hat and a T-shirt that says “Texas Rocket Science,” a nod to Firefly’s headquarters in Cedar Park, just north of Austin.
It’s Firefly co-founder Dr. Max Polyakov’s Bday! @maxpolyakov's passion and determination are driving forces in Firefly’s march to space. We salute his “Full Attack!” attitude toward life by taking a very aggressive approach to starting the birthday celebration! #HappyBirthdayMax pic.twitter.com/1sFI68OCSE
— Firefly Aerospace (@Firefly_Space) June 30, 2020