Had some chuffs, bad ignitors, battery issues, CATOs and lawn darts.
It’s been a while since we’d got together for a launch, 07/03/21 was the last. Lots of rain and scheduling conflicts but it all worked out this weekend. It was in the low 80’s and overcast, for the first 2/3 of the launch, but the winds were mostly calm and we had fun.
The NASA Railroad is at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It consists of 38 miles of track connecting the mainline of the Florida East Coast Railway and trackage at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
I grew up seeing these ads in magazines and comic books. I always wondered about them but never pulled the trigger and purchased one. It seems that Sea-Monkeys are brine shrimp (Artemia). They were developed in the United States in 1957 by Harold von Braunhut.
The 4th of July, holiday weekend, was a great time to be launching rockets. The temperature was in the mid 80’s, with the humidity lower than normal, making the breeze feel great in the shade. The winds were not to bad and we had a great time as always.
OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is a NASA asteroid study spacecraft. It’s mission is to collect at least 60 grams of material from the near-earth asteroid 101955 Bennu and return it to Earth.
Beautiful day for a launch, blue sky and 82 degrees, low humidity. We had a great time as usual, the wind even cooperated as we only had some occasional gusts. There were several rockets flown that had been photographed recently and not represented here.
Michael Collins was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy , his dad James Lawton Collins was the U.S. military attaché there from 1928-1932. For the first 17 years of his life he lived in Rome; Oklahoma; Governors Island, New York; Fort Hoyle (near Baltimore, Maryland); Fort Hayes (near Columbus, Ohio); Puerto Rico; San Antonio, Texas; and Alexandria, Virginia.