is our groundhog Odie. Some people are surprised when they hear we have a
groundhog but actually we now have 12, with more due in late April or early
those who might be interested, Odie says early Spring for the Deep South and a
late Easter – April 21st.
rest of you... will have to suffer on.
Congratulations to Dave & Evie Miller at Sirius Rocketry
on their 20th anniversary!
The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Is Coming!
Estes just released their version of the
Saturn V and in plenty of time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It's their normal scale 1/100, level
4 kit and it comes with a couple of upgrades from previous offerings. There is also a special surprise! What's the surprise?
If I told you, it wouldn't be a surprise would it?
are also offering a 1/200 ready to fly (RTF) version for the younger flyers or those who just don't want to build
the larger kit. It fly's on a single C-6. Both versions are in the photo above making them easy to compare for size.
So if you want a great building experience, go 1/100. For a fast and easy time
of it, 1/200 is for you. Either way Estes has you covered!
DON'T BE A GIRLIE MAN! CLUSTER!
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Rocket Babe: Reflection
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Books are great gifts for any occasion! 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 https://www.siriusrocketry.com
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!
Did you see the eclipse? From the U.K., Pete Barrett got
this shot from just outside of London where he lives in Hornchurch.
spite of the snow and clouds over the U.S. and other areas including the U.K.,
millions across the globe got to see the Super Blood Moon last month. Since it
was on a Sunday evening and the next day was a holiday we didn't lose nearly as
much sleep as we normally do but it was plenty cold here at 20* F with a brisk
wind of about 35 mph.
I began watching when it was about
halfway and at totality managed to get Verna out of the bed (wrapped in a
blanket) long enough to come out on her pedestal (deck off our bedroom) long
enough to watch for about 60 seconds.
that point she rushed back inside, slammed the door and disappeared beneath the
sheets, several blankets and a thick spread. Due to the wind chill being
somewhere around -2* she wasn't as into the this eclipse as she was the solar eclipse
of 2017. Women... go figure. Ok, so it was cold.
she wasn't exactly pleased with me for sweet talking (nagging) her into joining
me for the view, the next morning when she was fully awake and very warm, she
thanked me for getting her up so she could see it too. She even told me to be
sure and wake her for the one in 2061.
think of it, that will be good timing too as Halley's Comet is due back about
then. We can catch them both!
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!
Zara Kirby's "38 Special"
While some ladies do enjoy hobby rocketry, their numbers are
small when compared to the men, always have been, and perhaps, always will be.
The few we have known over the last 20+ years have all moved on to other
interests, so it’s always good to see not only a lady flyer but a young one
Zara Kirby has been a member of East Anglian Rocketry Society
(EARS) since 2014 and you can tell by her craftsmanship here, she takes a lot
of pride in her work.
Most recently Zara launched her “38 Special” on a H-194 5
If you know us, you know we love sparky
was a very nice boost and flight but the shock cord snapped and it recovered in
the mud but survived and will fly again!
We’ll be looking forward to seeing more great photos from
Pete and all the EARS members at their Big EARS event the first weekend
of May. Hopefully, we’ll be able to post a few photos in June.
And until then, from one Rocket Babe to another, good luck Zara!
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