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  • Birthday 03/05/1962

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  1. Roger added a topic in Low-Power Rockets and Kits   

    Estes MIRV - Truth in Advertising?
    From the description of the MIRV kit on the Estes web site:
    Enter the world of Multiple Re-Entry Vehicles with the Estes MIRV. The angular design of the model allows three independently powered rockets to separate from the booster which then climb to out of site flights.
    Maybe they should recommend smaller motors?
    -- Roger
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  2. Roger added a topic in Sales and Specials   

    JonRocket.com - Sixth Anniversary Sale
    JonRocket.com's Sixth Anniversary Sale begins tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, through  Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
    It was six years ago that Bracha and I took over the reigns of JonRocket.com from John (not Jon) Arthur.  We are celebrating with a sale.  Almost everything in our online store is discounted from our regular low prices.
    http://www.jonrocket.com/
    The sale prices are good only on in-stock items.  We will update the sale prices late each night, so shop early for the best bargains.  Due to the sale, please allow us more time than usual to ship your order.
    If you haven't ordered from us before, you can save an additional 5% off by entering the discount code SAVE5 at checkout.
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  3. Roger added a topic in New Product Announcements   

    Real Space Rockets Little Joe II in Stock
    The Real Space Rockets Little Joe II kit is now in stock at JonRocket.com. 
    http://www.jonrocket.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_38_79&products_id=1177

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  4. Roger added a topic in International and National Events   

    U.S. Team Wins International Rocketry Competition
    PARIS, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven students from the Russellville City Schools of Russellville, Ala., won first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2015 Paris Air Show on June 19. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), beat teams from the United Kingdom, who came in second place, and France, who took home third.
    "It was a great experience representing the United States and winning the international rocketry competition," said Andrew Heath, captain of the RCS Engineers. "It has been an honor to be part of the team and this year's program."
    Competing teams designed, built and launched rockets with a goal of reaching an altitude of exactly 800 feet within a 46- to 48-second flight window. This year's contest required rockets to separate into at least two sections during flight. The main section, containing a payload of one raw hen's egg and an altimeter, had to return to the ground safely with a single parachute as its sole recovery device. Scores were determined by how close the rockets approached the required height and time; cracked eggs would disqualify the flight.
    The U.S. team consists of Cristian Ruiz, 16; Niles Butts, 17; Andrew Heath, 17; Katie Burns, 13; Evan Swinney, 18; Cady Studdard, 14; and Chelsea Suddith, 15. The team achieved a winning flight score of 49.53 and logged an altitude of 824 feet.
    The students also gave a presentation on their rocket design to a panel of international judges at Raytheon's air show headquarters. The judges' score counted for 40 percent of their total competition score. The U.S. took first place in this portion of the challenge as well.
    "This was a wonderful competition, and after seeing our U.S. representatives and the teams from France and the U.K., I am truly impressed by the young talent that is here today," said AIA President and CEO Dave Melcher. "As they leave here with vivid memories of how exciting it was to compete at this level, I urge our outstanding rocket teams to use this experience as a springboard for their futures."
    The International Rocketry Challenge is the culmination of three separate competitions held annually around the globe: the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR); the United Kingdom Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) sponsored by ADS, the UK Aerospace, Defense, Security and Space association; and the French Rocketry Challenge sponsored by Groupement des Industries Francaises Aeronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS), the French aerospace industries association. Each contest brings together teams of middle and high school students to design, build and launch model rockets with the goal of inspiring young minds to become engaged in science, technology, engineering and math.
    "Rocketry requires a strong command of math, a solid foundation of physics and a tremendous amount of patience and determination," said Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy. "The achievement of these competitors deserves a global stage, and we hope to show other students around the world that hard work and a love for science can lead them to great things."
    This is the tenth year that Raytheon has supported the U.S. team's trip to the international air show. The program is part of the company's broad-based MathMovesU® initiative to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
    About the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
    Founded in 1919 shortly after the birth of flight, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.
    About MathMovesU
    Raytheon's MathMovesU® program is an initiative committed to increasing middle and elementary school students' interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!®; Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®, which showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill ride using math fundamentals; the In the Numbers game, a partnership with the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon; the company's ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS® National Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on Twitter @MathMovesU.
    About Raytheon
    Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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  5. Roger added a topic in New Product Announcements   

    Estes Reissues the Goblin Model Rocket Kit
    Look for a reissue of the classic Goblin model rocket kit from Estes later this summer.

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  6. Roger added a topic in Sales and Specials   

    Estes Father's Day Sale
    Estes has a few products on sale at clearance prices on their web site including some Pro Series II kits.
    http://www.estesrockets.com/clearance/
    It is not known when the sale will end.
     
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  7. Automated added a topic in Reviews   

    Review: Fun Rockets Wicked Winnie by Bill Eichelberger
    Bill Eichelberger reviews Fun Rockets Wicked Winnie.
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  8. Roger added a topic in News   

    Suspicious Package Forces Evacuation at Estes
    "A suspicious package at the Estes Rockets factory in Penrose that turned out to be poorly packaged electronics prompted an evacuation of a 3-mile radius on Wednesday."
    http://gazette.com/suspicious-package-at-rocket-factory-in-penrose-turns-out-to-be-nothing/article/1553497
     
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  9. Automated added a topic in Reviews   

    Review: Enerjet 1340 Sounding Rocket by Jack Hydrazine
    Jack Hydrazine reviews Enerjet 1340 Sounding Rocket.
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    Review: Estes Rocket Red Crayon by Aaron J. Grier
    Aaron J. Grier reviews Estes Rocket Red Crayon.
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  11. Roger added a topic in Local Events   

    Photos and Video of the June, 2015, ROCK Launch
    Here's a video I made of Saturday's ROCK launch in Oviedo, Florida.
     
    I've also uploaded the still photos Bracha and I took to the RocketReviews.com Photo Album at http://www.rocketreviews.com/june-2015-launch.html.
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    Review: Public Missiles Striker by Kathy Kippen
    Kathy Kippen reviews Public Missiles Striker.
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    Review: Rocketarium Sandia Sandhawk by Jack Hydrazine
    Jack Hydrazine reviews Rocketarium Sandia Sandhawk.
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  14. Roger added a topic in New Product Announcements   

    NSL 2015 Commemorative Kits
    The remaining limited-edition National Sport Launch 2015 commemorative kits are now available from JonRocket.com.
    These sleek, strong kits fly on D through H motors and feature pre-cut fins, heavy body tubes, Kevlar shock cords, nylon parachutes, and vinyl decals.
    Crazy Jim's Punisher is a high-performance, mid-power rocket.  Sleek and strong, with a 29mm motor mount, the Punisher flies on D through H motors.
    The Punisher kit features pre-cut "Carbonite" G10 fins, heavy-duty body tubes, a Kevlar shock cord, a nylon parachute, and a vinyl decal.
    The split-fin Sky Wolf is a high-performance, mid-power rocket.  Sleek and strong, with a 29mm motor mount, the Sky Wolf flies on D through H motors.
    The Sky Wolf kit features pre-cut plywood fins, heavy-duty body tubes, a Kevlar shock cord, a nylon parachute, and a vinyl decal.
    These are limited edition kits available while supplies last.
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  15. Automated added a topic in Reviews   

    Review: Estes Astrosat LSX by Bill Eichelberger
    Bill Eichelberger reviews Estes Astrosat LSX.
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