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So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. q=amateur organization&hl=en&group=rec.models.rockets&rnum=7&selm=9507232133. [email protected] amateur group whose purpose is to orbit a small (10" to 16") telescope for use by amateur astronomers.[Bill thinks he is the "last member standing"] (From a Rocket: From: "Bill Bullock" bpbullock_at_LARIBAY.NET Subject: Re: [AR] Clubs Sent: 9/10/2001 PM Doyle: As far as I know the last active chapter of the American Amateur Rocket Society was disbanded in May of 1964.

Director is Linda Kenny-Sloan who can be reached at: Experimental Spacecraft Society 17701 South Avalon Blvd.RRI has a non-commercial solid mix facility and launches at Smoke Creek, right next to Black Rock.contact: David Crisalli Official History: Chrisali Dosa Ky says Jim Humphries was RRS Historian (deceased).Gary Rosenfield as a child used to push him around in a wheelchair.Surely some of their members were in the British rocketry community eventually. Clark, of course, is one of their most famous members. A-4/V2 46' long, 5'5" dia, 8800lb empty, 28000lb loaded. 465hp (fuel 270hp 300psi, LOX 190hp)Turbo pump weighed 330lbs, powered by 370lb H202 & 29lb sodium permanganate, 3800 rpm. 140C skin temps 10/3/42 A4 to 60 miles first real successful flight.From von Braun: The BIS cancelled their journal to devote more funds to projects, but membership quickly dropped. Developed GIRD-9 world's first hybrid, GIRD-10 liquid Merged with GDL to form RNII email from Bill Colburn 12/31/01: GIRD was almost an identical case to the Vf R. Very nice "Baustein Cards" Von Braun German Army Air force: From "200 Miles Up" by Vaeth p 143: German Me-163 powered by Walter HWK 109-500 motor burning hypogolic propellants: C-stoff = Hydrazine Hydrate, Methyl Alcohol, potassium cuprocyanide, and water T-stoff = concentrated Hyrdrogen Peroxide Penemunde group (previously at Kummersdorf): Tech Director Werner Von Braun, Director Walter Dornburger (Info from "200 Miles Up" - Vaeth: A-1 4' long 330lb, 1933, gyro stabilized, LOX/Ethyl Alcohol, 650lb thrust A-2 1934, gyro stabilized, LOX/Ethyl Alcohol, 650lb thrust, 1.5miles altitude similar to Goddard's rockets of the time A-3 21', 2' dia, 1650lbs, 1937, 3,000lb thrust, molybdenum control vanes (melted) A-5 (next after A-3) 2000lb, 10/1939, used graphite control vanes, increased diameter, better controls, parachute recovery. A-6 A-7 A-8 A-9 A-10 ------------------------- From email from Bill Colburn 12/31/01: The Vf R was very productive; quickly moved from "powder" rockets to liquids.They lease the use of their launch facilities to the Pacific Rocket Society (q.v.) and welcome HPR fliers to come down and fly anything as big and high as they want as long as it's 1) prearranged and 2) you play by *their* safety procedures. ) (I am not working from notes and do not guarantee the accuracy of this narrative) They redid the mail rocket concept and launched mail rockets through the 1990's under the auspices of the Rocket Research Institute, formed by George when he took leave from the RRS. q=amateur organization&hl=en&group=rec.models.rockets&rnum=7&selm=9507232133. [email protected] organization in Holland that supports both model and amateur rocketry and amateur astronomy.For more info there is a message on the Pacific Energy voice mail system which can be accessed after 6 PM (Pacific time) on weekdays and any time on weekends (213) 725-1139, ex 777. It is currently trying to arrange a Get Away Special container for a space shuttle flight. The Australian Rocket Society produced the stamps used on the rocket mail.24 Oxnard, California 93030 ----------- From email from Bill Colburn 12/31/01: The Pacific Rocket Society was formed by Edmund Sawyer (still kicking) to research liquid motors exclusively.They are also the amateur pioneers of hybrids; although GIRD launched a single hybrid, the PRS launched dozens using LOX and douglas fir, presto logs, cerasin wax/cotton mixure, and thiokol rubber.Their cur-rent very ambitious plans include orbiting the first *completely* amateur satellite with a vehicle based on the "10K" (10,000 lb thrust) LOX/Kerosene motor now in development.They have the decided advantage of *owning* their Mojave desert launch site which is adjacent to Edwards Air Force Base and thus protected by their "infinite" restricted airspace. Box 90306 World Way Postal Center Los Angeles, California 90009 ----------- From email from Bill Colburn 12/31/01: The RRS primarily worked with Micrograin, developed by George James and "Chatterly? Article is resurrecting the spirit of RMRS and project Hi Jump