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02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!

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Darin from Synacor brought his kids. Eric isn't one of his kids.
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We thought the kids would love riding in the Rhino but for some reason it really freaked them out
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And off they go! To the launch field!
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Eric driving the Rhino
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Here we are at Spaceport Eden. Otherwise known as the field across from the Scheribers' house
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Getting the first rocket in place
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Everyone looking for the rocket (and trying to catch it!)
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Eric did some quick math to estimate the altitude we got out of the rocket
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An itty bitty rocket ready to go
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Darin waiting for the next launch
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The little rocket was super fast and flew out of the camera frame before I even realized it had launched!
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My pre-made rocket worked perfectly!
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There it is!
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Looks like the parachute deployed!
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Eric ran after it and successfully caught it
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Modifying the Amazon rocket to make the engine fit properly
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And away it goes! This monster was quite a bit slower but was still fun
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Bradley runs after the Amazon rocket
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Catch it!
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On this launch the red and silver rocket took off at a sort of strange angle. This was partially on purpose (to counteract wind) but I think we overdid it..
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Now this looks like a bad idea....
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And indeed it was! I made sure I was behind the Rhino during this launch..
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The Amazon coming down after a successful parachute deployment. You can see the (biodegradable!) wadding falling above it
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And a picture of the day. I figured my space Brony shirt would be appropriate for today's activities!
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