Monthly Archives: February 2008

WAC Corporal: Real and Model

In 1944 the Army Ordinace Department and the California Institute of Technology (under the research of Frank Malina) started the developement of the WAC Corporal, America’s first high altitude sounding rocket.The rocket developed from the technology used in the Corporal, … Continue reading

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Who the Heck are the Paisley Rocketeers?

another in the “Who the Heck” series PRS 30th anniversary launch in 1965 Did the Paisley Rocketeer’s Society start Model Rocketry? The Paisley Rocketeer’s Society (PRS) was formed by John D. Stewart in 1935 in Scotland. Stewart was inspired by … Continue reading

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Estes Historical Video Document

Well it looks like Vern Estes has set up a Youtube account and for the first time(to my knowledge) we have some video documentation of those early years at Estes. John Schutz is filming this nice montage of early Estes … Continue reading

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