Sunday, July 11, 2010

All Systems Go!

Today the rocket was rolled to the launch pad!I'm so pleased when careful measuring pays off. Not only did it fit effortlessly up the bulkhead, it had 4 inches to spare in the Rav4. I drove and my mom kept a check on softening any jars when manhole covers were unavoidable. "I'm truly sorry officer. I didn't intend on causing a head-on collision. But you see, I have this rocket on board and I didn't want it to bang around!"

Wouldn't have wanted that to happen, would I?

Mom and I transported the rocket into the sanctuary and parked it out of the way of setting up ladders. All the help (A, S, C, M, J, E, M, and even G and D) did a fantastic job in seeing that the rocket made it from the cellar 'space center' to flying.Houston, we have lift-off!Of course I just had to sprawl on my back underneath the Cosmicventure as it flew overhead.

Several hours have passed. The rocket is soaring, I hope. Will I be able to sleep tonight wondering if those hooks that the wire is strung between are holding? Not a chance. I better go check it out.The rocket is speeding through the universe!

It's been a blast!

12 comments:

scribbs/Astro Boy said...

Woooohoooooo! Rocket-powered Toyota!

Hope everyone had/has as much fun with it as it looks like they should...

deb said...

Hey, man of many talents!

Pretty cool, huh? I think I may have to go look at it every day. Feels odd to know it's down there hangin' out.

mary said...

WOW!

This is fantastic!!

Unbelievable - so realistic. Thanks, Deb!

deb said...

All your ideas, Mary. I just built a rocket.

Glad you like it.

Uncle Bernard said...

Yes, Deb, that really is good.
It is much more impressive now I see it in orbit. The shots in your workshop didn't create the true atmosphere. :)
Ten out of ten!
Top of the class!

deb said...

Thanks Uncle B. I love doing that king of stuff.

deb said...

Well, there I go again. Typo followed by sending. Watched that 'g' steal 'd's place and it was too late to stop him.

mary said...

I keep coming back to the pictures to see if the rocket is staying up! Duh

So far, so good! I'll keep coming back to admire your creation and, as a good "crew" member, will continue to check on staying up status via these great photos from yesterday. . I can't make it down to church until tonight! :-)

When this is over, whatever will we do to amuse ourselves!

And yes, I know I am being nonsensical but I chalk it up to the humidity and I am amusing myself no end! This has been a great fun project.

Elizabeth down the street said...

I'm so impressed with the engineering that went into it -- you had completely thought out how to get it up there and everyone just had to follow directions!

deb said...

Umm, I must disguise my engineering insecurities well.

dickiebo said...

Let's just hope that it can return safely!!!!!! Far too many people just hanging around!

deb said...

I say, let it stay in orbit for ever, wherever. Done, works, done with. Besides, I have pictures and they are much easier to store!