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Old 02-23-2021, 10:44 PM
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Things have recently changed with the staff/management at Estes.

Ellis Langford is now in charge of the 'Aerospace Division' at Estes.

Mallory Langford is President of Estes.

Chandra Serfoss is no longer with the company.

Estes has hired a bunch of engineers. Why?

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Old 02-23-2021, 10:52 PM
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'Spaceport Penrose' and the USS Estes Spaceliner and launch port!!!

(ok, so I am hoping the new Estes is dreaming *really* big....)


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Things have recently changed with the staff/management at Estes.

Ellis Langford is now in charge of the 'Aerospace Division' at Estes.

Mallory Langford is President of Estes.

Chandra Serfoss is no longer with the company.

Estes has hired a bunch of engineers. Why?

Tune in again for more Penrose Intrigue.

I watched that video right after it appeared on FB yesterday. I was surprised at all of the engineers they now have. There's a young woman who is a propulsion engineer as well. Is Mallory Ellis's wife or sister?

I'm unfamiliar with who Chandra Serfoss was.
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Estes is now the alternate launch site if there's weather at Boca Chica.
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Estes is now the alternate launch site if there's weather at Boca Chica.


Actually I think it's for Blue Origin or the Starliner program. 🚀🇺🇸
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Actually I think it's for Blue Origin or the Starliner program. 🚀🇺🇸

Well, those two programs do need somebody like Estes to get them going in the right direction!
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+1 to what tbzep just said above.
Hopefully one of those engineers is working on PORT BURNING BP engines.
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Well, those two programs do need somebody like Estes to get them going in the right direction!


Indeed and actually Iím leaning towards the Starliner program because itís a Boeing project. Mr. Langford sold his company, Aurora Flight Sciences to Boeing I believe. So could be an Estes/Boeing project in the works. It could also have something to do with what Electra.aero, Inc. is currently working on.
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Indeed and actually Iím leaning towards the Starliner program because itís a Boeing project. Mr. Langford sold his company, Aurora Flight Sciences to Boeing I believe. So could be an Estes/Boeing project in the works. It could also have something to do with what Electra.aero, Inc. is currently working on.

Fascinating stuff...just not sure where rockets fit in...

http://cafe.foundation/blog/john-la...-new-direction/

https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/ha...e=1&isAllowed=y
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I watched that video right after it appeared on FB yesterday. I was surprised at all of the engineers they now have. There's a young woman who is a propulsion engineer as well. Is Mallory Ellis's wife or sister?

I'm unfamiliar with who Chandra Serfoss was.


Mallory has to be Ellisí sister. I met his wife Kiki at NSL in Geneseo in 2018.

Chandra Serfoss is the daughter of Christine Swartz, the much loved customer support person at Estes, who passed away a few years ago. Chandra organized the Estes Tour during NARAM-60. You would be hard/pressed to meet a more delightful lady. Obviously a lot like her mother.

She was at Estes many years, so this is some very sad news.
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