October "Meeting" (10/7/2004)
Instead of a normal monthly club meeting, on our
regular meeting night of October 7, MASA displayed its
"stuff" during a special event at the Science
Museum. A number of MASA members helped out by bringing
rockets and rocketry items for display, handing out fliers, and
answering questions. A few rockets took to the air for a night
demonstration launch (described below).
Thanks to everyone for doing such a great job at tonight's event
at the Science Museum. We had a great turnout. There were a LOT of
rockets there and we really impressed the crowd with our night
We set up down by Iggy the Iguana in an open grassy area next to
Early in the evening Ted, Mark, and I did a few test
flights...the Glitter Bomb on a 1/2A and then an A8-3. Even in the
dark, these flights were completely reasonable. Once the movie was
over a crowd of about 50 or so gathered at the launch site. We had a
few 1/2 A flights in an Alpha , and Brenda's Glitter Bomb flew on an
A8-3. The pom poms did not deploy completely but garnered the
closest to pad award. My Serval then had a nice flight on a B4-4
with streamer recovery..and a good recovery thanks to Seth Cochran.
After several attempts Ellison got his micro-max UFO off the ground
with cheers from the crowd.
The VP of Marketing and Sales told me we "made the
evening" with our enthusiasm and launch. She also said we would
be asked to do a building session and launch sometime in the future.