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2018-06-18 - Remodeling RocketReviews.com

RocketReviews.com is currently going through an update to make the pages more responsive and the site easier to use. This latest remodeling effort is the third or fourth time that I have tried to make a major change to the way that the web site looks and acts. All the previous efforts involved rewriting the code for the site from scratch. All of the previous efforts failed when I realized just ... [Read More]

2015-09-19 - Don Sahlin – Muppet Designer and Rocketry Hobbyist

After briefly working as a puppeteer and builder for The Howdy Doody Show then working on stop-motion films (including projects with George Pal), Don Sahlin began working with Jim Henson in 1962. Henson hired Sahlin to create a Muppet of a dog character, Rowlf, for Purina Dog Chow commercials. Rowlf when onto become the singer’s side-kick during the four-year run of The Jimmy Dean TV show. ... [Read More]

2015-05-31 - 2015 National Sport Launch Photos and Video

The Rocketry Organization of South Carolina at Orangeburg (ROSCO) hosted the National Association of Rocketry’s 2015 National Sport Launch over Memorial Day weekend. The three-day event featured flights by rocketry enthusiasts from around the world. [View More of Roger and Bracha Smith’s Photos of NSL 2015] Saturday’s weather featured bright blue skies and a bit of wind. [View ... [Read More]

2014-10-27 - Rocket4TheCure – New World’s Record As Teens Launch Almost 4000 Rockets at Once

On October 26, 2014, High school students Sanzio Angili and Dylan Whitesel of Chesterfield, Virginia, raised $20,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and broke a world record by launching 3973 model rockets at one time. Supporters sponsored the event by donating $10 for each rocket, many of which were labeled with the name of a person being honored or remembered. The two students, along with ... [Read More]

2014-10-13 - Flutter-By Caught By Spider

From Scott Johnson: “So I was painting my Flutter-By (Centuri Style); doing 10 minute intervals of red paint. In between painting, my Flutter-By was caught by a spider…” See: http://www.rocketreviews.com/flutter-by-caught.html [Read More]