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Weekly Rocket Pick

New Falcon 9 model rocket with Fairing

SpaceX has released a new model rocket with payload fairing. It has transparent fins, is 32 inches in height, and runs on a D or E motor. It can be ordered here

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Model Rocket of the Week: Astro-1

Many rocketeers from the golden age of rocketry were brought into the sport through beginners kits. The most famous kit was probably the Estes Alpha but many chose the Centuri Astro-1. The Astro-1 appeared for the first time in the … Continue reading

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My OSO and a little FSI History

At the last NSL Semroc introduced two new kits. The two kits were the VF-261 and the OSO. The OSO is a Retro-Repo release of the 1967 FSI rocket. FSI (Flight Systems,Inc) was started sometime around mid to late 1966 … Continue reading

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My Astron Sprint

click to enlarge I’ve always loved the clean lines and subtle curves of the Astron Sprint. This is a beautiful rocket and an amazing performer. The Sprint includes several optimizations that increase it’s performance and lower it’s drag. Elliptical fins … Continue reading

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My Defender Space Probe

click to enlarge In 1967 Centuri released a new kit known as the Defender Space Probe. The Defender was Centuri first rocket kit with a 3 engine cluster. Looking at the kit you can immediately see the influence of NASA … Continue reading

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Cherokee D

my Cherokee D I just finished a fun kit. I have always wanted a Cherokee D. I think I first saw it in an Estes catalog in the early seventies. I loved it’s look but was a little afraid of … Continue reading

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Rocket of the Week – 6/15/2006

This weeks rocket of the week is the versitile payloader – The Semroc Goliath. This rocket kit allows you to build this payloader with 3 engine variations. You can choose from a single 18mm, a single 24mm, or (as I … Continue reading

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