June 6th, 2012

Egglofter, rockets

Rockets and Venus and Space Travel, Oh My!

I was in Lilley park in Ann Arbor helping Sarah Zettel's cub scouts launch rockets. (Her husband Tim, son and cub scout Alex, and father were there.) Venus was transitting the son at the time so I set up a spotting scope I bought last fall for just such an emergency.

There was great excitement during the rocket launch as the cub scouts launched their Baby Berthas, a cub scout little sister launched her School Rocket, and launched a few demo rockets including my fluorescent Anti-Carrot Missle. People had a swell time watching the projected image of Venus against the sun.

Later in the evening I got to see some real live ion drives!

Life is good.
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