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Old 06-12-2022, 06:10 PM
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Don’t have a copy of it. I really don’t think the design was anything special.
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In 1977 there was a MRN photo contest. Estes would pick 25 winners each to receive a $20 gift certificate. My rocket buddy and I thought why not enter. We purchased a 24 exposure roll of film for my friends mom’s camera. We each took 12 photos of our choosing. We each took our best photo and separately entered the contest. We both won. They only published 16 of the 25 winning photos, they only included my name. We thought the odds of us both winning were pretty slim. The pictures are the printed sheet from the MRN with my friend Kenny and my winning photo.
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Old 06-18-2022, 01:59 PM
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In 1977 there was a MRN photo contest. Estes would pick 25 winners each to receive a $20 gift certificate. My rocket buddy and I thought why not enter. We purchased a 24 exposure roll of film for my friends mom’s camera. We each took 12 photos of our choosing. We each took our best photo and separately entered the contest. We both won. They only published 16 of the 25 winning photos, they only included my name. We thought the odds of us both winning were pretty slim. The pictures are the printed sheet from the MRN with my friend Kenny and my winning photo.


Wow, yeah, I guess you were surprised when you BOTH won! Of course, that is better than just ONE of you winning! Could have ended a friendship!

Is that a photo 'cutout' inside the payload section of the second photo? If so (or even if it is not) it actually looks pretty realistic!

I recall that MRN issue.

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Old 06-18-2022, 02:12 PM
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Regarding our contest photos, Kenny reaching to grab his rocket, was taken by just throwing the rocket up in the air and he reached for it. Just a lucky shot. For my picture we took a Polaroid of me with my hands up, then cut it out and taped it to the payload section. We ground out the nozzle some to take away the thrust, hit the launch button and snapped the photo. We thought it turned out pretty good.
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Old 06-18-2022, 04:52 PM
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Regarding our contest photos, Kenny reaching to grab his rocket, was taken by just throwing the rocket up in the air and he reached for it. Just a lucky shot. For my picture we took a Polaroid of me with my hands up, then cut it out and taped it to the payload section. We ground out the nozzle some to take away the thrust, hit the launch button and snapped the photo. We thought it turned out pretty good.


You sure deserved to win with all those great ideas!
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