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October 2022



It's finally October! The mountains here, will soon be full of color and the leaves will begin to fall. At the end of this month the little rocket monsters will be ringing your doorbell in search of candy for sugar motors and that signals the holidays have started for 2022!

Now is the time to shop for your favorite rocketry fanatic(s) and the sooner the better. The traditional brick & mortar stores like Michael's and Hobby Lobby, aren't carrying as many items or the amount of supplies they have in the past. If you still have a local mom & pop hobby store, I'll bet they aren't stuffed to the rafters either.

I'm not saying skip the local shops, but you may need to supplement your shopping by searching online and with the way shipping is these days, you better be ordering soon, if you want it by Christmas.

Have fun trick or treating and remember: tempus fugit! Otherwise, you may be left holding an empty bag.



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!

Just click the Amazon links below:


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!


Rocketry & Photography


Photo - Ben Jarvis

Can you ever have too many engines? We don't think so but, the real answer to that age old question, depends on two things; how many engines can a given airframe accommodate, and the limits of your talent to cluster successfully.

Outstanding, clustered rockets, like the one you see above, provide awesome ground based opportunities for spectacular photos, especially at night.


Photo - Ben Jarvis

But what about photos taken from the air with an onboard camera or a flight captured by a drone? The quality of inexpensive cameras available today, almost make the rocket secondary, to the purpose of the flight.

Rocketry and photography have always gone hand in hand. Who doesn't love watching old NASA videos, especially of the early launches of the late 50's and 60's? Those of us who were kids then grew up watching historic flights that soon appeared in our classrooms as history lessons.

My all time favorite videos are the ones I made in the mid 80's. I have dozens of VHS video launches with my kids out flying with me. Not even NASA can hold a candle to those.

So as a follow up to the first article this month, you might want to add a drone or strap on camera to your holiday wish list. I can almost guarantee you won't be sorry, especially if you have kids or grand kids.






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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
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Hobby Media Italy


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