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Model Rocket Help

My son got a model rocket kit for christmas, he put everything together and it all seems correct, but, none of the 3 flights we have taken have reached optimal height. [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Jan 1, 2016 - 11 answers

What to replace bolting rocket with in my hot but shadey garden bed?

I have a garden bed in Sydney, Australia, that is in part shade, but it's clearly now too hot for the rocket and other lettuces that were in there, as they are all bolting as soon as they mature. What should I replace them with for the summer months? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 14, 2015 - 8 answers

Great looking rocket posters

I am looking for some great looking rocket posters for a child's bedroom. Fictional, real, whatever. Lots of little rockets, one big rocket, whatever you think looks great.
posted by shothotbot on Jul 26, 2015 - 16 answers

Statistics on rocket launch postponements

I'm taking the nephew to Cape Canaveral for the scheduled June 19th Falcon launch and am trying to evaluate the chances of the launch actually happening that day. Obviously acts of god can't be predicted (although time of year could matter) but mechanical failures tend to follow some patterns. So, is there a canonical list somewhere of every rocket launch and a record of why it was postponed (and for how long) if so?
posted by Tell Me No Lies on May 17, 2015 - 5 answers

An Excess Of Arugula

Due to some miscommunication, I am now the proud owner of three huge boxes of baby arugula. My typical tactic of making simple onion-and-Parmesan salads is feeble before this gross excess. I am looking for recipes that require great heaping handfuls of arugula. I'm a decent cook and I'll eat anything, but I don't particularly enjoy non-smoked, non-fried seafood. Labor intensive recipes are fine.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 18, 2013 - 34 answers

Who gave birth to this launch pad?

Rocket Slide! Any idea what company originally made this badass rocket slide? They were placed in community parks in the 1970s. Looking for the original manufacturer. My google-fu fails me.
posted by Bighappyfunhouse on Jun 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Why are there sounds in this video in space?

How was the sound recorded from this recent 'Riding the Booster' video? [more inside]
posted by zackola on Mar 19, 2012 - 6 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me build a rocket stove

I plan on building a rocket stove similar to this one. I want a smokeless (or nearly smokeless) fire for toasting s'mores, etc. Does anyone have some tips, such as where to find cans that aren't coated in bpa or old paint?
posted by gray17 on Jan 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Name that 2002 Japanese Movie

Name that Japanese movie: seen onboard Japan Airlines in 2002-2003. Salaryman becomes obsessed with building a space rocket in his back garden. [more inside]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Dec 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Funny-looking rocket

Anyone know why the Ares rocket is that shape?
posted by Idcoytco on Oct 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Long Island rocketship?

Inspired by this question, I'd like to determine what playground I loved to be taken to in the late 1960s, early 1970s on Long Island, probably in Nassau County. The most salient feature was a climb-on rocket ship. Was it at Jones Beach?
posted by Morrigan on Oct 4, 2009 - 4 answers

What is (and who makes) this levitating rocket-propelled thingy?

Help me find a video of a levitating rocket-propelled platform. [more inside]
posted by dendrite on Sep 21, 2009 - 4 answers

♪ Rocccckkeettmaaaannn... ♬

A rocket launch? Near San Francisco? What the hell did I see tonight? [more inside]
posted by symphonik on Mar 21, 2009 - 15 answers

SpaceArtFilter: Where have all the rockets gone?

So I'm watching the new Nasa documentary on Discovery and it prompted me to renew my search for rocket art. The issue is that if there is such a thing its not easy to find. I'm looking for prints of old rockets/spacecraft in the vein of this. Doesn't necessarily have to be photographic, but at least photo realistic. Anyone have any ideas of where to look? Bonus points if anyone knows of small scale desktop models of the old school rockets (Atlas, Jupiter, Titan, Redstone).
posted by wavering on Jun 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Appealing, school-appropriate video game clip?

I would like to find a link for a short video clip of a video game that meets certain criteria. It will go into a presentation to elementary school teachers, as a quick backdrop to a point about interactive games that will be used in school, and that will be fun while challenging kids to think and learn. (It won't itself BE that game; it just has to plausibly look the part.) It needs to have some connection to an outer space theme. [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jun 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Why do liquid fuel rockets vent gas?

Why do liquid-fuel rockets vent gas while on the launch pad? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Dec 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Complimentary service.

What are we bombing them with, exactly? A question for weapons geeks. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Nov 29, 2007 - 13 answers

Calling All Rocket Scientists

Is it the impact that causes the missile/torpedo/what-have-you to explode? Or some sort of 'on-board' electronic targeting system that tells it to detonate? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Aug 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Missiles: Pass or Fail?

How would a country determine the success or failure of a missile test? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Jul 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Valuing my rocket

Price-my-non-radioactive-rocket-Filter: I have a family heirloom whose value I would love to learn (not that I am planning on parting with it, but out of curiosity). It is a piece of the Vanguard1A, the first attempt by the US to reach space, which exploded rather famously in December, 1956. [More, including my brush with radioactive death, inside] [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Nov 4, 2005 - 10 answers


NASA has released details today of their new "exploration architecture" which they hope will take them to the moon and mars. (really awesome movie). Help me understand a design decision. [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Sep 19, 2005 - 20 answers

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