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November 2021






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A Skeleton & A Cluster!


I know, Halloween was a few days ago but I just found Dave Lang's skeleton rocket and couldn't pass on posting it. With just a little imagination, the right nose cone and paint scheme, you can turn a run of the mill 3 fins and a cone into a very nice themed flyer.

Most of us older rocketeers have seen just about everything fly at some point or another. We pride ourselves on being able to make just about anything fly and safely recover. With enough thrust and some passive guidance, most anything will fly.  


As you can see, "Skeletor" (my nickname for it) made a nice straight liftoff on a smokey motor. What more could you ask for?


Above, you see Larry Drake's nicely clustered bird all fired up. We love clustered rockets, the more the better!

To each his own but it always strikes me as strange that a large percentage of flyers have never clustered anything. It's not that difficult, most rockets can be easily modified to fly on multiple engines and they're more fun, especially for night flying.

More than likely you already have some everyday items around your home that can be modified into an Odd-Roc or a kit you can cluster with just a few additional parts. Our 3 engine SR-71 only required a little nose weight and 2 additional engine blocks.

Give it some thought and remember to share your craftsmanship; send us a photo and we'll post your creation!



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...

Get The Entire Series On Kindle!

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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.

Verna will reply with how to send in your money order. Sorry, money orders only.

If you have any questions PLEASE email us:


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!


This is 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!




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!


Where No 90 Year Old Has Gone Before    


Well, it finally happened for William Shatner, he made it into space, going where no 90 year old has gone before! I for one, was happy for him. Even the rocket... seems appropriate for Captain Kirk.


The photo above was a publicity photo and as we all know, if you're going to be on the landing party you don't want to wear a red shirt. I can only imagine the fun Shatner's companions must have had with him along and you have to admit, he doesn't look that bad for 90.

Verna & I watched the launch together by way of Face Time; me from home and Verna from her hotel room in Austin. It was a fun morning and I’m glad all went well. After all, we wouldn’t want to lose the Captain. What would happen to Star Fleet?

As you might imagine, after the flight, Shatner was very emotional and understandably so, and to that end I'm going to let him close out this month's updates with his final words from the trip... 


Well, what can I say... he is THE Captain.

Live long and prosper, Captain Kirk!






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Verna & Randy's Rockets is proud to have been featured by:


Darrell Mobley's Website Review on Rocketry Planet


Dick Stafford's The Original Rocket Dungeon


Apogee E-Zine Peak Of Flight issue #155


April 2006  Finishing Touches
And Virally In Ezines Like:
Hobby Media Italy


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Lev never misses Fire & Smoke!


Who do you fly with? Fly with family!




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