In the U.S. we call it Memorial Day. A
day to remember and be thankful for those who gave everything defending our freedom and that of our allies. Our sacred dead
are buried in many cemeteries across the globe.
May we as Americans
always be grateful and never forget those who never came home.
Douglas Embry's Tribute to Marilyn Monroe.
you've been on Vernarockets.com for 10 seconds you know I love nose art. It comes in many forms and is inspired in many ways.
Having grown up in the 60's and being male, I was a big fan of Marilyn, so I couldn't resist sharing Douglas Embry's nose
art that he made from a calendar cut out.
The more serious
rocketeers pretend to disdain such displays of admiration on a rocket, but I've always leaned in the direction of going with,
"Whatever blows your skirt up!"
So, kudos to Douglas
and Marilyn. Scratch that 7 year itch and push the launch button!
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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
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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!
If You Fly Long Enough...
I've seen so many weird things happen
in my 53 years of flying. "If
you fly long enough..." can apply to so many unusual things in rocketry. Like perfect 1 point landings with no damage or a
small rocket at a school demo deploying a chute at 500 feet while dodging a large tree in a school yard then landing 3 feet
from the pad on a very windy day, just to name two.
you see above is a rocket launching normally then shifting into 2nd gear about 50 feet off the pad as the engine leaves the
rocket behind while moving on to do a little cursive sky writing.
This is the same photo zoomed in just
a bit and if you look on the right side about half way down, in the smoke you'll see a white tube shaped object I think is
the upper half / nose cone of the rocket. Just to the right of that you'll see the green and white lower half, as the beige
/ tan chute, is just beginning to deploy. And yes, it came down on the chute as the motor went on writing.
Of course, to get such a photo you have to be in the right place, at the right
time and as many of you know by now, Pete Barrett lives at the corner of Right Place / Right Time.
In case it hasn't occurred to you by now, what makes this special event even
more of a special capture, is that Pete was flying his drone at the time. As an avid photographer, somehow, Pete is frequently
in the right place for a great sunset, weather event, animal adventure or as in this case, unusual rocket launch.
If they ever revive the 1960's TV show Candid Camera I'm pretty sure Pete could replace Alan Funt as the host.
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