Home Up Aug 6, 2004 Aug 7, 2004 Aug 8, 2004

Hellfire is a unique rocket launch for several reasons.  It is held on the Bonneville Salt Flats near the Utah / Nevada border every year in late summer.  The Slat Flats provide the ultimate in rocketry ranges because  the land is completely flat for miles in every direction and free of all plant and animal life.  The launch site is also in close proximity (about 20 minutes) to the town of Wendover Nevada, which is a casino town right on the Utah / Nevada boarder.  Wendover has several large Las Vegas style casinos as well as grocery stores, gas stations and several places to eat including Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Burger King, Subway as well as the restaurants and buffets inside the casinos.  Below you can see the Nugget Casino sign in the foreground and the Salt Flats stretching to the horizon in the background, below that is a picture of the flight line out on the Salt Flats .  Click on the buttons above to see the pictures I took this year for each date.