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Merry Christmas! Happy Happy Hanukkah! Season’s Greetings!


Rocketry Time Out


Every once in a great while it doesn’t hurt to take a little time out to remember where we’ve been and to think about where we’re going. We now live in a world that’s so hostile to everyone and in every way, that mankind seems to have forgotten that for the most part we’re all pretty much the same, with the same basic needs and desires.

All most of us want or really need is food, shelter, good health, love, and to live in peace. If you have those things you’re in better shape than 50% of the planet and since this is the season of Peace, maybe we can put aside our differences, politics or whatever for just a few moments, to consider helping a neighbor or someone less fortunate. And here’s a strange thought; what if people could actually be grateful for whatever they have?

Tis the season to be jolly and for giving to those in need. While we’re all curled up on the sofa in a warm home checking the hobby stores for great rocketry buys, there might be a kid right on your street or close by who doesn’t have enough to eat or a warm jacket. That kid doesn’t care about hobbies or who went to the moon.

Open your eyes, look around and be compassionate. For someone, or some family, you might be the only one who can make a difference.

Please, don’t be a Grinch. 



"I'm not saying it was Rocket Babe...


"...But it was Rocket Babe..."

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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!

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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.

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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.



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Space Suit Evolution


The Mercury space suit. Looks like it came right out of an old 50's sci-fi movie. 


The Gemini suits weren't much better and there were 2 of them. There wasn't much room in the capsule to begin with.


Then for Apollo there were 3 men in a slightly larger capsule and once outside they had a back pack! I guess that was for lunch or something. 


Then, came the shuttle suits. There was much more room but for some reason they went from white, to a hideous Halloween orange. I bet the guy that came up with that suit was a Broncos fan. 


Well, as the old cigarette commercial used to say, "You've come a long way baby, to get where you got to today!" Maybe one day NASA will come up with a suit that's easy to wear and easy to look at... but I doubt it.

Then again, NO ONE wants to see Scott Kelly wearing one of Rocket Babe's suits. 




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!





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


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