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Happy New Year!

Verna & I hope 2019 will be your best year ever!


Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Is Coming!


With the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 rapidly approaching (July 16, 2019) I feel pretty safe predicting that 2019 will be remembered by rocketeers as the year of the Saturn V. Most of the people we’ve heard from are building some version of the Saturn V in hopes of flying it near or on July 16th.



Stock Estes single engine Saturn V

With companies like Estes, Sirius and others offering Saturn V kits you can put in as much time and $$$ as you have to spend. Since we already have 4 variations built, from single engine to clustered and staged, we’ll be spending our time prepping them for the 16th but for those who don’t have one yet, there’s still time to be ready. Just decide which version you want to build and get on it!


Estes 5 engine cluster.

And don’t forget to involve the kids you know. It would be a great way and time to get them off the couch and away from their phones and ipads for a bit. Build a Saturn, WITH them, be a mentor. Who knows, you might help to inspire the first man or woman to walk on Mars one day, or at least bring a new flyer into the hobby.


Estes 3 stage, 11 engine cluster.

Since most clubs in the U.S. fly on weekends and July 16th is on a Tuesday this year, it may present somewhat of a problem for said clubs or individuals to launch that day, but where there’s a will there’s usually a way. 

Of course, commemorative flights can take place anytime during the mission window from the 16th - 24th  and still be just as much a part of the celebration. The main thing is to celebrate man’s greatest achievement in some way, hopefully by flying your own Saturn V.

For those of you still sitting on the fence, Estes just re-issued their Saturn V in limited numbers. If you're ever going to get one now is the time.



Looking for something entertaining and fun to read?

If you'd like something entertaining and fun to read, get your copies of the entire Rocket Babe series, paperback or Kindle. Here's how...

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Rocket Babe: Reflection


Prefer Paperback? No Problem!

Signed / personalized paperback copies of Rocket Babe - Dust Storm, Rocket Babe - Fallen Angel, Rocket Babe - Ant Men and Rocket Babe - Reflection are all available directly from the author!

Books are great gifts for any occasion! Holidays, birthdays or just because!

Dust Storm $10.00
Fallen Angel $12.00
Ant Men $13.00
Reflection $13.00

Standard book rate shipping: $4 for 1st book; $1 for each additional book per address in the same order. Please allow 7-10 days for shipping, longer during the holidays.

*Special "Set" pricing! Get all 4 books for $46.00 includes shipping within the continental U.S.! Saves over $10 off the regular price and shipping!

*Shipping outside the USA available. Contact us for a postage quote before placing your order.


Send your email order to Verna at: with BOOK as the subject.

List each dedication separately and clearly. Be sure to include the full shipping address.

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Above you see a rare photo of Dave Miller, appropriately dressed in black as owner of the clandestine black ops organization known as Sirius Rocketry! What does he do in his spare time? He reads Rocket Babe, what else?

That's a nice looking Cestris Fighter he's holding too! Get yours from


Verna Starr Cestris Fighter!


Above you see our favorite Sirius kit, the Cestris. The kit is intended to fly on a single engine but it was easily modified to a 3 engine cluster complete with Verna Starr fighter decals, also available from Sirius.



Just click the BLUE link below the banner!



January Eclipses 2019


There will be 2 lunar eclipses early in 2019, with a partial and a full eclipse taking place in January for millions of viewers. The partial will be January 6th and visible from parts of Asia and the pacific.

The second will be a total eclipse visible January 20-21 at 12:12 am Eastern Time by those living in North and South America as well as western parts of Africa and Europe. Some are calling the full eclipse a Super Blood Wolf Moon because the moon will be slightly closer than normal and under certain conditions, it can have a reddish tint. Since most of us don’t own or live near a wolf I’m not sure why that’s part of it, but ok.

The great thing about a lunar eclipse is that you do not need any special equipment to enjoy the event. While a nice pair of binoculars or a telescope is nice, neither is required. All you really need is a clear sky and a place to enjoy it away from street lights.

If you have a good SLR and a tripod you might get some nice photos, but regardless of how you view it just be sure to mark your calendars and don’t miss this one.




She'll go with you anywhere! Kevin, owner and moderator at the Alien Soup  sci-fi forum, enjoys Rocket Babe - Dust Storm between innings at a recent ballgame!


Visit Kevin at Alien Soup and tell him Verna sent you!





Bones says...

"July 16, 1969 - July 16, 2019!"


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