Lee Piester with Centuri rockets
There is something about this time of year that makes me feel nostalgic. I can remember days back in the 1970’s when I launched my small armada of rockets. Things were definitely different then. The news would get out that I planned to launch. Pretty soon the neighborhood was buzzing with kids ready to watch launch and retrieve the rockets. It was pure outdoor entertainment and for that short period I was the MC of the event. Everyone gathered around and in unison counted down to the launch. Motors were hard to come by on my allowance so each launch was a special event and rarely did I launch more that 3 on a given day. I do not have any Super 8s or film from those days just my memory. I treasure those days and was happy to find these videos from the 70s of fellow rocketeers to spur my memories.