Vanishing America - Hobby Shops

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2 weeks 17 hours ago #10465 by KennB
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My sister alerted me to a "very sweet piece" on NPR's Marketplace Morning Report that involved model rocketry. Here is the website with the podcast. It's the 03 May 2021 and the Vanishing America segment starts at about 4:35 in.

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2 weeks 10 hours ago #10466 by guyw
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There are now multiple podcasts with today's date on the page. The one you want is "Figuring out the structure of infrastructure". Gotta love it when the host is into the subject!

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2 weeks 6 hours ago #10467 by tlainhart
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Did I hear the host say that he launched a "2-stage version of the Explorer Aquarius on a D-21"? Implying that he didn't light both stages, and further implying that he modified the build for that stage.

I've listened to this guy for years and wouldn't have guessed him as a rocketeer. I guess they really do walk among us.

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2 weeks 6 hours ago #10468 by KennB
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Thanks, Guy, for narrowing down the list; there was only one when I first posted.

Todd, that 2-stage with a D-21 hit my ear wrong, too. Still, a good article.

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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #10470 by BDB
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A 2-stage Explorer Aquarius would sure be awesome. I've never built the regular model, so I don't know the motor mount size....could it have flown on a D12? Maybe the host was reading the copy and just transposed the numbers by accident.
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