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Troop 154 Rocketry 2001

Here are some of my favorite shots taken on Saturday May 19, 2001 at Camp Rotary during Rocketry weekend.   Shots were taken with Sony Mativa Digital camera.  Images have been cropped and edited using Microsoft's Image Composer.

My son Chris and I built the space shuttle rocket seen on this page from an Estes rocket kit. This small project took over 12 hours to construct and paint. It was more than exhilarating to see the shuttle actually launch, do a roll maneuver to the "upside-down" position and fly a course straight as an arrow. One flight was absolutely perfect with separation and an orbiter glide to a soft landing on the grass. All three flights were fun to watch and only a couple of repairs will be needed before we fly it again real soon.

The really big rocket seen on this page was provided for demonstration from Public Missiles, Ltd. This was a spectacular launch and a real hit for the audience that watched.

All photos are copyrighted by Richard A. Schummer, May 2001.

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Caught leaving the launch pad. Recovery of the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) and External Tank. Countdown to the launch.
Shuttle Columbia lands safely. T-minus nine minutes and counting.
One breathtaking and loud launch! Returns near the landing site.
Other Launches caught during the day.

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