Saturday, January 3, 2009

Blast Off

Blast Off

a model rocket on the launch pad ready for blast off

My last post featured a model rocket blasting off into the sky. It was hard to see that it was a rocket as it was really moving fast, and my shutter speed was not fast enough to catch it.

This image was taken just seconds before it built up speed. It was already lifting off the launch pad as the smoke was billowing around it.

This was the biggest rocket that my son built, and he used a larger engine than he usually used in his smaller rockets.

It took off into the sky - completely out of sight.

We spent quite a bit of time looking for it, and only found part of it - the rest of it had been destroyed at some point in it's journey.

He hasn't built any in quite a while, and I must admit, I miss the launching and blasting off that we used to do.

It was a cool hobby he had, and I am glad he shared it with us.


  1. Coool! But isn't it kind of a dangerous hobby? I bet it'll look better at night with lights and all.. :)

  2. Hi Cashmere - I bet night would be really cool. It's hard to see in the photo, even when it is enlarged, but there is a flame shooting out of the bottom of the rocket. I bet night time would show it up really well.

    It can be dangerous since it is an explosion, but he always handled it responsibly with us around to watch out for any problems.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. It is a cool hobby, it would look very cool at night but I'm not sure it would be all that safe, plus can you imagine trying to find it,lol.

  4. Happy New Year to you and your family, Kathy.

    P.S. I agree -- rocketry is a cool hobby!


  5. Haha Bob - we would never be able to find it at night. You're right - it would be risky.


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