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Old 11-16-2019, 06:38 PM
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Default Book - HPR - Mark Canepa 10-3-19

I have been reading with interest this new book a collegue gifted to me. It mentions me extensively unlike other books on HPR. It is interesting to read the accounts of the interviewed persons as differentiated from real history and the accounts of not interviewed persons, myself included.

That said it is largely accurate, very comprehensive and by far the best account of the details of how LMR and HPR got started I have read.

I think the persons who actually started it should be interviewed and be able to augment the account as stated. Perhaps in the second edition.

I am giving it in its current form as gifts to many people for Christmas.

Mark, if you read these words directly or indirectly, fantastic job!! You mentioned my two stage attempt, "Oh, No!!". The first public reloadables were single snap ring at Ocotillo and published in the San Diego Club newsletter. That was 1-90. First sold to uncertified customers that same month. AeroTech disclosed their leaky ones in October of the same year. Not sure when they were first sold.

Just Jerry

http://www.v-serv.com/crp/CRm/CRm.htm

http://www.v-serv.com/tr/

P.S. Buy the book!

https://www.amazon.com/Large-Danger...73947469&sr=8-1
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:12 PM
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I went to HS with a woman who was in the first graduating class of Air Force Academy. In a recent FB chat I said:

It took me a few years to catch up with you on making history. Developing "Large Model Rocketry", developing "High Power Rocketry", and establishing propellants as NOT explosives. We took different paths. Only one of us has awesome nails!

She was also on the short list for Clinton's Security Council.

Enjoy retirement! I just invented something beyond awesome!
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:14 AM
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Not too many years ago I was consumed with rocketry.
All my time was spent thinking about it.
Rarely would an hour go by without looking at YORF.
Color, dimensions, techniques all permeated my thoughts.
I seldom finished the day to day jobs that needed to be done.
Something had to be done.
Slowly I moved away from all things rocketry.
I started managing my time better.
Self control was the order of the day.
Thankfully, that period passed and I'm back to thinking rockets all day.
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:42 AM
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