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Old 03-13-2018, 11:17 AM
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Wonder if they will produce B14's if we order $5k worth ?
Bet not.
Only if you could take--or "convincingly PhotoShop"--a blackmail photograph of John Boren and Rick Piester walking out of a seedy motel skyclad (sans clothing, in pagan parlance), with a billy goat between them... :-)
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:29 AM
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Yeah - I came home with one of those as well. Interesting combination of parts and the payload section is what sold me.

Pat Fitzpatrick (with whom I was traveling) saw it just as we walked out and wondered what it would take to have a “Museum of Flight” rocket.

I should have bought two of them, so I could build one and keep one. But I just bought the one.

The rest of the souvenirs I got for other family members were all wearable things (for wife, youngest daughter, three grandkids).
There was, and maybe still is, an Estes U.S. Space Camp model rocket kit (whose name escapes me--it may have been posted about here on YORF), but it was/is the Reliant kit with a different decor scheme and different packaging (like Centuri's Akela-1 for the Scouts, which was later offered to the general public as the Viking kit). The "Space Center Houston" kit looks like it might use a different-length body tube than the other Estes kits that incorporate those plastic fins and nose cone (although I haven't compared dimensions between them), plus it includes a clear payload tube and "nose block."
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:25 AM
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Went to Space Center Houston this evening to hear astronaut Fred Haise (Apollo - 13) presentation and while there, was able to buy their model rocket kit. Looks pretty cool!
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