Photographer Scott Andrews and his crew recorded and edited more than 500 hours of video captured by 12 cameras to complete the time-lapse view of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s trip from Florida to California.
I’ve seen a few posts in rocketry forums where people ask for help naming a rocket. I never seem to have that problem. In fact, right now, I have a surplus of potential rocket names saved up that I’ll probably never get around to using. So, I thought I would offer them here for the taking.
- It Looks Like Sausage
- Freud’s Nightmare
- Freudian Ship
- The One Where Rachel Doesn’t Wear a Bra
- Wet Sprocket
- What Goes Up
- Mega Chihuahua
- Bionic Bimbo
- Alpha II Electric Boogaloo
- Snakes on a Rocket
- Failure to Launch
- Must Come Down
We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better…stronger…faster.
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Shortly after moving to Orlando in 1994, I visited a local hobby shop where I bought a copy of Sport Rocketry magazine. A large model of the Space Shuttle adorned the front cover. Reading the article, I discovered that the rocket had been built and flown by students of University High School, close to where I worked.
I wasn’t yet back “into” rocketry at the time, but I was intrigued. So, I called the teacher, Rob Catto, and he invited me to come see some parts of the rocket.
What I found most surprising, other than the idea of an I motor (the largest I had seen up to that time was a D), was how lightweight the parts of the shuttle model are. Rob handed me one of the SRBs to hold. It weighed just a few ounces. The secret to such light weight is that the model was constructed more like a model aircraft than a typical rocket. Instead of building things in and around a central body tube, the rocket was constructed using lightweight spars and ribs covered by a thin film.
Shortly after reading the magazine article and meeting Mr. Catto, I purchased an Estes Saturn V kit. That was when I really got back into the rocketry hobby.
I was reminded of the magazine article and meeting Mr. Catto when I came across a page on the Internet with information about the UHS Space Shuttle and videos of some of its flights – including one at Walt Disney World.