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January 26th, 2013
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Team Names
I was just looking at the list of teams for the National Association of Rocketry, some of the names are pretty ordinary, others are more fun. And the list is:

Qualified Flight, Pool, then Beer

Bocktober Sky

Bumbling Brothers Flying Circus

Calvin & Hobbs

CenTAR 370 Team


Flanigan Steele

Jedi Masters

Murphy's Lawyers

Neutron Fusion

Next Generation

On The Fly


Pod Babe Doors

Pod Bay Doors

Put up or Fitch out

Red Baron

Royal Rocketeers


San Angeles

Sudden Impulse

Team Kristal

The Flying I-Beam Kids

Tracking Buddies

Trash Always Wins

Trial and Error


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Date:March 26th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
Murphy's Lawyers was pretty good, but Sudden Impulse got the biggest grin. Took me right back to G. Harry Stine's "Handbook of Model Rocketry," and the chapter on engine Impulse ratings.

BTW, I've always admired the sign for "Tombuctou" in your userpic; where the heck was that?
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Date:March 27th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)


That is the entrance sign just South of Timbuktu, Mali. The official national language there is French, hence the different spelling. And yes, it is "The" Timbuktu of song and story.

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Date:March 29th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)

Re: Timbuktu

It's very neat that you've been there. The French spelling threw me; I thought the left side of the sign had to say something like "<-- Whatsitville."

I can't help but a bit disappointed that there isn't a townful of wiseguys, presumably in the middle of the outback, slugging down Foster's and saying "Oi! There's already a Timbuktu at the other end of the earth; let's call THIS place TOMbuktu!"
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