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Forum: Model Rocket History 05-23-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,703
Posted By pterodactyl
New Pay Forward Campaign to Benefit Rocketry Collections

The NAR has just announced the release of a new limited edition print to support the preservation of rocketry history at the MOF which commemorates Apollo 11 and the Golden Age of model rocketry. ...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 05-21-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By pterodactyl
The next few issues of Sport Rocketry will have a...

The next few issues of Sport Rocketry will have a number of articles relevant to Centuri history as well as a special item commemorating Apollo 11 and the Golden Age of model rocketry. The...
Forum: FreeForAll 05-11-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By pterodactyl
Here's a link: ...

Here's a link: https://www.c-span.org/video/?459823-1/remembering-apollo-11-mission
Forum: Model Rocket History 04-16-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By pterodactyl
That is remarkable art and says a lot about the...

That is remarkable art and says a lot about the attention to detail that Centuri/Lee Piester paid to graphics. Pretty much unparalleled. Centuri employed 6 graphic artists!
Forum: Model Rocket History 04-16-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By pterodactyl
Hey GH, I saw the longer one from 2 years ago,...

Hey GH, I saw the longer one from 2 years ago, but didn't remember seeing the layout material from the 1969 catalog. That is historic stuff.
Forum: Model Rocket History 04-13-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By pterodactyl
Piester Collection on YouTube

This is worth a look folks! It's a 10 minute video tour of some amazing Centuri history!

The Piester Centuri Collection (https://youtu.be/U7sy_fLYSPg)
Forum: FreeForAll 04-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By pterodactyl
Seeking Mark Evans

On December 31, 1969 a team from Estes Industries assisted by Lee Piester launched rockets at the Bluebonnet Bowl in the Astrodome. A Saturn V model was launched which was built by a guy named Mark...
Forum: Model Rocket History 04-01-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By pterodactyl
Hey Chas, I got some good intel from Jim...

Hey Chas, I got some good intel from Jim Barrowman which has been entered under the photo. Were you there by chance?
Forum: Model Rocket History 03-31-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By pterodactyl
I have to admire a guy who can slip a joke with...

I have to admire a guy who can slip a joke with punchline shelf life of at least a day.....good one tbzep!

Dr. Jack Griffin, optics expert. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffin_(The_Invisible_Man))
Forum: Model Rocket History 03-31-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By pterodactyl
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Model Rocket History 03-29-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By pterodactyl
Who Are These Guys Anyway?

Can somebody help identify the people in this photo?

There is an intriguing photo from 1968 on the MOF Flickr site which some of you may have seen. It shows a NARAM panel discussion at the contest,...
Forum: FreeForAll 03-28-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By pterodactyl
The guy has lived a life of superlatives! Thanks...

The guy has lived a life of superlatives! Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Model Rocket History 03-28-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By pterodactyl
Lee and Vern Dueling Saturns 1969

Do we know who took this photo and if an original still exists? Somewhere I read it was taken at NARAM 11, but that's all I have on it.

Working on a project and would really like a hi-res copy if...
Forum: Model Rocket History 03-26-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By pterodactyl
Great work guys! This is just what I was looking...

Great work guys! This is just what I was looking for; many thanks!

Pat
Forum: Model Rocket History 03-17-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,703
Posted By pterodactyl
Centuri Saturn V w Launch Tower

The picture on the back of the 1969 Centuri catalog is striking to this day. I'm wondering if anybody has any information about the origins of the model and its eventual fate. If the YORF hive mind...
Forum: Model Rocket History 03-16-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,703
Posted By pterodactyl
NAR Historic Images on Flickr

The Museum of Flight has announced the creation of an online collection of images from the first 10 NARAMs. Lots of great archival images, many of which are lacking information about the pictured...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-03-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By pterodactyl
Seattle Museum of Flight is Hiring (model rocket expertise desired)

Job Description:

Title: Digital Learning Instructor

Reports to: Associate Director of Digital Learning

Compensation: Grade level 5M; Exempt.
Forum: Model Rocket History 07-19-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,410
Posted By pterodactyl
Rocketeer Reunion NAR History Auction

In case you missed this. Silent auction to be held during the Rocketeer Reunion to benefit curation of the Estes and Piester Collections at MOF:

...
Forum: Projects 05-26-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By pterodactyl
David, The WAC was my first rocket so it will be...

David,

The WAC was my first rocket so it will be fun to watch your build.

Your fin guides have been used at various rocket programs at the Museum of Flight with great success. A great...
Forum: Model Rocket History 05-25-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,987
Posted By pterodactyl
Where's the "like" button on this thing?

Where's the "like" button on this thing?
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-19-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,969
Posted By pterodactyl
Jerry, Neil Armstrong developed a defensive...

Jerry,

Neil Armstrong developed a defensive posture toward exploitation of his image and name due to a few unfortunate events perpetuated by unscrupulous actors. He would happily grant photo-ops to...
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-19-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,969
Posted By pterodactyl
Neil was an enthusiastic aeromodeler in his...

Neil was an enthusiastic aeromodeler in his younger years all the way up to and including his time in Houston. In high school and college he competed in AMA sponsored national and international...
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-04-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,703
Posted By pterodactyl
We'll schedule the Aerobee flight the same day...

We'll schedule the Aerobee flight the same day NASM fires up the Wright Flyer.
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-03-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,703
Posted By pterodactyl
Steve- There is no structural evidence at all...

Steve-

There is no structural evidence at all that this model was ever intended to fly. As somebody else pointed out no model rocket engines in existence at that time were up to the task of lifting...
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-03-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,703
Posted By pterodactyl
Bob- Great question which I hope also gets asked...

Bob-

Great question which I hope also gets asked at NARCON so you can hear the response from Amy Heidrick who is the Director of Collections at MOF. This represents my best guess based on watching...
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