Engine Test Videos

On March 4, 2000, Beal Aerospace tested the BA-810 Stage 2 engine which was the largest liquid rocket engine built since NASA's Apollo program of the 1960s.  The 810,000-pound vacuum thrust hydrogen peroxide/kerosene engine made a 21-second firing at the company's engine test facility in McGregor, Texas.

Here are two video clips of that successful test:

WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Dallas-Ft. Worth (ABC)

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Used with permission of WFAA


NBC 5, KXAS-TV Dallas-Ft. Worth

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Used with permission of KXAS


In light of competition from new NASA-funded group initiatives, Mr. Beal closed the company and ceased operations on Oct. 23, 2000, citing the difficulty a private company faced in competing with the governmental subsidies of NASA.