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by Commander
Sat, 12 Jun 21, 22:51 pm
Forum: Blue Origin News
Topic: First ride goes for 28 million
Replies: 0
Views: 127

First ride goes for 28 million

Today, Blue Origin concluded the online auction for the very first seat on New Shepard with a winning bid of $28 million. Nearly 7,600 people registered to bid from 159 countries. The winning bidder will fly to space on New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20, and will join Blue Origin founder, ...
by Commander
Tue, 09 Feb 21, 19:52 pm
Forum: I'm from the government, We're here to help...
Topic: Duck and Cover (with a mask)
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Duck and Cover (with a mask)

Will our children/grandchildren, look back on the year 2020-21 with the Incredulity and irreverence that we look at the "duck and cover" time? I saw a meme on facebook with a picture of a true mask to protect against viruses, It's equivalent to what someone would wear post nuclear strike. ...
by Commander
Sun, 07 Feb 21, 07:02 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mars Snooper
Replies: 29
Views: 15057

Re: Mars Snooper

Least you think that I have been sitting on my pi'tard allowing the months to pass, :clueless: in truth I have been putting together a plan. AND, I have been acting on certain portions of that plan. A while back, i decided that instead of balsa, I would use Bass Wood for the replacement fins. I foun...
by Commander
Tue, 02 Feb 21, 01:03 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Estes Scrambler Clone
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Estes Scrambler Clone

While I had the Ultimate Fin Jig out, might as well attach the fins.
photo by: Bernard Herman<br />all rights reserved
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photo by: Bernard Herman<br />all rights reserved
photo by: Bernard Herman
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by Commander
Tue, 02 Feb 21, 00:51 am
Forum: NASA News
Topic: 28 Jan 1986- 28 Jan 2021- Challenger 35th Anniversary...
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: 28 Jan 1986- 28 Jan 2021- Challenger 35th Anniversary...

May these poor unfortunates rest in peace and the memory of their demise lead NASA back to best path. I realize that losses occur in any such dangerous endeavor, but to lose good people to such neglect as befallen our loses at NASA, is a poor mark on NASA's legacy.
by Commander
Tue, 02 Feb 21, 00:46 am
Forum: Model Rocketry
Topic: NARCON 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: NARCON 2021

If I could find the insurance from a different source, I might give it up.
by Commander
Tue, 02 Feb 21, 00:43 am
Forum: General Rocketry
Topic: SpaceX just launched 143 satellites...
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: SpaceX just launched 143 satellites...

It's an accomplishment for sure but I'm not that excited to know there are more ways to track us. :mm: Babe, I don't think you have to worry so much about the stuff in space, it seems to me that your movements are being followed closely enough by terrestrial eyeballs. :lol: maybe by some even in yo...
by Commander
Mon, 01 Feb 21, 02:24 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Estes Scrambler Clone
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Estes Scrambler Clone

I've decided to follow the original instructions as much as possible for this build, so I will be using the three engine hooks on the engine mount. A couple of ideas I also had was to put engine blocks in front of the hooks. I don't know who came up with this idea, but Estes started doing it sometim...
by Commander
Fri, 15 Jan 21, 06:55 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Estes Scrambler Clone
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Estes Scrambler Clone

One of the ways to compensate for a loose fitting shoulder on a nose cone or transition is to finish the entire piece. Here I am applying sanding sealer to the transition. 101_1630.JPG Normally when I dip a nose cone in sanding sealer, I hold it by the screw eye. I was concentrating on the low volum...
by Commander
Fri, 15 Jan 21, 00:26 am
Forum: Construction Tools
Topic: Tools from Uncle Ted
Replies: 25
Views: 15360

Re: Tools from Uncle Ted

I pulled out the mini fin jig for my Scrambler build, but the opening is just a bit too small to accommodate a BT 60.