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Re: Buzz Aldrin

Dean Babcock
 

I feel fortunate to have met many of these Apollo heroes.


On Mar 19, 2020, at 9:12 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

In other Apollo news, I just read that Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden has died. It won’t be long before they’re all gone.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/us/apollo-15-al-worden-pilot-dies/index.html

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Slater
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:58 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Buzz Aldrin

 

Buzz Aldrin, who spent three weeks in quarantine after returning from the moon decades ago, is self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic.


The former astronaut told ARS Technica when asked what he was doing to protect himself: "Lying on my a-- and locking the door".


the web calendar has been updated

Jonathan Sivier
 

The Operations and Schedule pages on the CIA web site have been updated to reflect our current plans for the year. Obviously, there will be changes as the year goes along, but it will give you an idea of what we have planned for the rest of the year. Let me know if you see any typos or other errors.

http://www.ciarocketry.org/ops.html
http://www.ciarocketry.org/schedule.html

Jonathan


Rocketry Manufacturer's Forum From NARCON 2020 (video)

Gary Slater
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWR2XOV5pHo


Re: Buzz Aldrin

Greg Smith
 

In other Apollo news, I just read that Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden has died. It won’t be long before they’re all gone.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/us/apollo-15-al-worden-pilot-dies/index.html

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Slater
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:58 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Buzz Aldrin

 

Buzz Aldrin, who spent three weeks in quarantine after returning from the moon decades ago, is self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic.


The former astronaut told ARS Technica when asked what he was doing to protect himself: "Lying on my a-- and locking the door".


Buzz Aldrin

Gary Slater
 

Buzz Aldrin, who spent three weeks in quarantine after returning from the moon decades ago, is self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The former astronaut told ARS Technica when asked what he was doing to protect himself: "Lying on my a-- and locking the door".


March 28 #launch CANCELED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

The National Association of Rocketry has issued an advisory requesting that all NAR sections refrain from holding any launches or in-person meetings at least through April 1, 2020.

Therefore, our March 28 launch scheduled for the Forsyth farm field is canceled. The 4-H workshop in Eureka on April 4 will be rescheduled on a later date.

At the moment, we are still planning to hold our other regular April meetings and launches. However, public health advice is changing daily, and future events may still be canceled or rescheduled.

We'll keep you advised as we process the news and make adjustments as required.

-----

Greg Smith  N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
greg@...  217-840-1678


Tuesday's business meeting cancelled #Meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

I don't suppose anyone is surprised to hear that we have cancelled the monthly business meeting at Papa Del's pizza. If anyone knows of any important business that we should be dealing with let us know.

We will just have to wait and see what happens as far as next month's meeting goes.

Jonathan


GARLO theme

Jonathan Sivier
 

GARLO 2020 (the Great Annual Rocket Launch Of 2020) is scheduled for Saturday, June 27. The rain date is July 11. Hopefully we will be able to be flying again by that time.

The theme for this year is 2020 Vision. It's a great title, but a little hard to pin down on what it means as far as the type of rockets that would fit. Does it mean we are looking ahead to the rockets of the future. Or are we looking back (hindsight is 2020) at the rockets of the past. Or perhaps it refers to the visions in the past of rockets of the future (future rockets of the past). Maybe it means all three and/or something else. Perhaps we can work in something about having come through this virus outbreak and being able to get together to fly rockets again.

It would be great to have a catchy phrase that would capture the spirit of the event that we can put on the fliers and t-shirts. So this is a call for everyone to put on their thinking caps and submit their ideas of a nice phrase and their thoughts on what sorts of rockets we should be looking for. We'll have a competition for the best rockets that represent the theme, but that will be difficult without a bit better definition of what the theme means.

So give it some thought and send us your ideas.

Jonathan


Reminder - Saturday #launch CANCELED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

There will be no rocket launch on Saturday, March 14.

 

Hopefully, we will see you on the 28th.


-----

Greg Smith  N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
greg@...  217-840-1678

 

 


Re: Saturday #launch CANCELED #Launch

Jonathan Sivier
 

Unfortunately that isn't true. We have been lucky so far here in Central Illinois, but it is just a matter of time until we have to deal with it.

While some people are over-reacting, the concern isn't hype. We may get lucky and things will turn out better than predicted, but better to be prepared using the best information available rather than do nothing and just hope that we get lucky.

The purpose of the measures being put in place are not so much to keep people from getting the virus, that is going to happen. Rather, the point is to slow the spread so that the available medical facilities aren't overwhelmed. If everyone got sick at the same time, or within a very short period, there would not be enough hospital rooms and medical personnel to take care of all of those who need care. I appears that most cases will be mild, as with the flu, but a higher percentage will need medical care than is usual with the flu. Also, because this is a novel virus, no one has any immunity and a higher percentage of the population will get it, a higher percentage will need care and a higher percentage will die.

See the article from the University of Michigan on why we need to slow the spread of the virus.

https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/flattening-curve-for-covid-19-what-does-it-mean-and-how-can-you-help

For more information see the following sites from the CDC and Johns Hopkins.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

Jonathan


On 3/13/2020 9:02 AM, William Carney via Groups.Io wrote:
Well with rain and snow predicted we probably would not fly any way.  But this COVID-19 is mostly hype right now.  More people have died from the flu than it since COVID-19 was first reported.
William

In a message dated 3/13/2020 4:25:23 AM Central Standard Time, gregs@... writes:

In response to the many concerns and cancellations related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, our leadership has been debating about what CIA events we should continue to hold over the next few weeks and months. Like everyone else, we're concerned for the health of our participants and at the same time uncertain about the properties and future spread of the disease and its risk to our members.

Out of an abundance of caution, we've decided to cancel this weekend's launch that was scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Forsyth farm field site. It was easier to make this decision since the weather forecast for Saturday is also pretty grim, with rain and even possibly some snow expected for much of the day.

At the moment, it is uncertain whether we'll try to hold next Tuesday's business meeting at Papa Del's. We'll let you know soon what we decide.

We are still planning for a launch on March 28 at the Forsyth site. We'll continue to watch for public health advisories (and, as always, the weather forecasts) over the next couple of weeks and will notify everyone here when we've made a decision.

Use your time to finish up those last winter building projects, and we'll get back in the air as soon as possible. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.

-----

Greg Smith  N9LHI


Re: Saturday #launch CANCELED #Launch

William Carney
 

Well with rain and snow predicted we probably would not fly any way.  But this COVID-19 is mostly hype right now.  More people have died from the flu than it since COVID-19 was first reported.
William

In a message dated 3/13/2020 4:25:23 AM Central Standard Time, gregs@... writes:

In response to the many concerns and cancellations related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, our leadership has been debating about what CIA events we should continue to hold over the next few weeks and months. Like everyone else, we're concerned for the health of our participants and at the same time uncertain about the properties and future spread of the disease and its risk to our members.

Out of an abundance of caution, we've decided to cancel this weekend's launch that was scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Forsyth farm field site. It was easier to make this decision since the weather forecast for Saturday is also pretty grim, with rain and even possibly some snow expected for much of the day.

At the moment, it is uncertain whether we'll try to hold next Tuesday's business meeting at Papa Del's. We'll let you know soon what we decide.

We are still planning for a launch on March 28 at the Forsyth site. We'll continue to watch for public health advisories (and, as always, the weather forecasts) over the next couple of weeks and will notify everyone here when we've made a decision.

Use your time to finish up those last winter building projects, and we'll get back in the air as soon as possible. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.

-----

Greg Smith  N9LHI


Saturday #launch CANCELED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

In response to the many concerns and cancellations related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, our leadership has been debating about what CIA events we should continue to hold over the next few weeks and months. Like everyone else, we're concerned for the health of our participants and at the same time uncertain about the properties and future spread of the disease and its risk to our members.

Out of an abundance of caution, we've decided to cancel this weekend's launch that was scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Forsyth farm field site. It was easier to make this decision since the weather forecast for Saturday is also pretty grim, with rain and even possibly some snow expected for much of the day.

At the moment, it is uncertain whether we'll try to hold next Tuesday's business meeting at Papa Del's. We'll let you know soon what we decide.

We are still planning for a launch on March 28 at the Forsyth site. We'll continue to watch for public health advisories (and, as always, the weather forecasts) over the next couple of weeks and will notify everyone here when we've made a decision.

Use your time to finish up those last winter building projects, and we'll get back in the air as soon as possible. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.

-----

Greg Smith  N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
greg@...  217-840-1678


Re: space exploration events on Tuesday

Tim Dixon
 

Wanted to.go to this, but unfortunately working in Indy until late.


On Tue, Mar 10, 2020, 8:14 PM Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:
Bill Weppner's talk at DCL was excellent. Lots of personal observations of the behind-the-scenes activity during the Apollo flights.

Jonathan

On 3/10/2020 3:46 PM, Jonathan Sivier wrote:
The astronomy talk at 3:45 has been cancelled due to illness.  Hopefully, they win reschedule it.  The talk about landing on Mars was interesting and I still intend on going to the one at DCL at 5.

Jonathan


On Sun, Mar 8, 2020, 3:45 PM Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@... <mailto:jsivier@...>> wrote:

There are several events related to space exploration taking place this Tuesday, March 10 on the U of I campus. It seems like there is nothing happening for a long time and then suddenly several things all happen on the same day. Here are the events.

Noon:
How to Land on Mars. This talk was originally scheduled for a few months ago, but was cancelled due to illness. It is being held in the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center at the corner of Mathews & Nevada in Urbana. It runs from noon to 1 p.m. The talk is free and they say lunch is included. Sponsored by the Aerospace Engineering department. For more info see the page at
https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/4338/33375689

3:45 pm:
Astronomy Colloquium - "The New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond". In room 134 of the Astronomy Building, 1002 W. Green, Urbana. For more info see the page at
https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/2607?eventId=33368186

5:00 pm:
Bill Weppner: Apollo at 50
Learn about Bill Weppner's experiences as a flight controller at NASA during
the Apollo Era. Light refreshments will be served. 1310 Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, From 5-6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Aerospace Engineering department. I couldn't find a web page with details on this event, but you can find the listing at
https://eweek.illinois.edu/view/20200308 about 2/3 of the way down on the page.

I hope to attend these events. Everyone is welcome to join me for some or all of them.

Jonathan


Re: space exploration events on Tuesday

Jonathan Sivier
 

Bill Weppner's talk at DCL was excellent. Lots of personal observations of the behind-the-scenes activity during the Apollo flights.

Jonathan


On 3/10/2020 3:46 PM, Jonathan Sivier wrote:
The astronomy talk at 3:45 has been cancelled due to illness.  Hopefully, they win reschedule it.  The talk about landing on Mars was interesting and I still intend on going to the one at DCL at 5.

Jonathan


On Sun, Mar 8, 2020, 3:45 PM Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@... <mailto:jsivier@...>> wrote:

There are several events related to space exploration taking place this Tuesday, March 10 on the U of I campus. It seems like there is nothing happening for a long time and then suddenly several things all happen on the same day. Here are the events.

Noon:
How to Land on Mars. This talk was originally scheduled for a few months ago, but was cancelled due to illness. It is being held in the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center at the corner of Mathews & Nevada in Urbana. It runs from noon to 1 p.m. The talk is free and they say lunch is included. Sponsored by the Aerospace Engineering department. For more info see the page at
https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/4338/33375689

3:45 pm:
Astronomy Colloquium - "The New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond". In room 134 of the Astronomy Building, 1002 W. Green, Urbana. For more info see the page at
https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/2607?eventId=33368186

5:00 pm:
Bill Weppner: Apollo at 50
Learn about Bill Weppner's experiences as a flight controller at NASA during
the Apollo Era. Light refreshments will be served. 1310 Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, From 5-6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Aerospace Engineering department. I couldn't find a web page with details on this event, but you can find the listing at
https://eweek.illinois.edu/view/20200308 about 2/3 of the way down on the page.

I hope to attend these events. Everyone is welcome to join me for some or all of them.

Jonathan


Re: space exploration events on Tuesday

Jonathan Sivier
 

The astronomy talk at 3:45 has been cancelled due to illness.  Hopefully, they win reschedule it.  The talk about landing on Mars was interesting and I still intend on going to the one at DCL at 5.

Jonathan


On Sun, Mar 8, 2020, 3:45 PM Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:
There are several events related to space exploration taking place this Tuesday, March 10 on the U of I campus. It seems like there is nothing happening for a long time and then suddenly several things all happen on the same day. Here are the events.

Noon:
How to Land on Mars. This talk was originally scheduled for a few months ago, but was cancelled due to illness. It is being held in the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center at the corner of Mathews & Nevada in Urbana. It runs from noon to 1 p.m. The talk is free and they say lunch is included. Sponsored by the Aerospace Engineering department. For more info see the page at
https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/4338/33375689

3:45 pm:
Astronomy Colloquium - "The New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond". In room 134 of the Astronomy Building, 1002 W. Green, Urbana. For more info see the page at
https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/2607?eventId=33368186

5:00 pm:
Bill Weppner: Apollo at 50
Learn about Bill Weppner's experiences as a flight controller at NASA during
the Apollo Era. Light refreshments will be served. 1310 Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, From 5-6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Aerospace Engineering department. I couldn't find a web page with details on this event, but you can find the listing at
https://eweek.illinois.edu/view/20200308 about 2/3 of the way down on the page.

I hope to attend these events. Everyone is welcome to join me for some or all of them.

Jonathan


Re: looking for volunteers for 4-H Build and Fly workshop in Eureka

Gary Slater
 

I will be with the U of I aerospace students at Huntsville.   Unless someone can clone me, I will not be in Eureka too. 

Save some room for pie from the Busy Corner restaurant at the I74 Eureka exit!!!  Great pies there. 

On Mar 9, 2020, at 1:30 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:

Some club members will be traveling to Eureka, IL on Saturday, April 4 to hold a workshop for 4-H kids. We will be helping them build and then fly some easy model rockets. The workshop will run from noon to 4:00.

We had some discussion about this event in the fall and at that time some people said they would be able to help out. However, given the amount of time that has passed there is always the chance that people's plans have changed. So if you think you will be able to come and help out with this workshop send me an email, even if you think you did so back in the fall.

Thanks.

Jonathan


BBC podcast "13 Minutes to the Moon" returns

Robert Brunner
 

Hi,
Last year the BBC put out an excellent 12-episode podcast on the flight of Apollo 11. Even though I’m familiar with the history, I really enjoyed listening. Now season 2 has started, covering Apollo 13. If you want to listen, here’s the home page, or search for it in your favorite podcast player…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xttx2
Robert


Re: looking for volunteers for 4-H Build and Fly workshop in Eureka

Greg Smith
 

I’m planning on it.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonathan Sivier
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2020 1:30 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [Special] [cia-rocketry] looking for volunteers for 4-H Build and Fly workshop in Eureka

 

Some club members will be traveling to Eureka, IL on Saturday, April 4 to hold a workshop for 4-H kids. We will be helping them build and then fly some easy model rockets. The workshop will run from noon to 4:00.

We had some discussion about this event in the fall and at that time some people said they would be able to help out. However, given the amount of time that has passed there is always the chance that people's plans have changed. So if you think you will be able to come and help out with this workshop send me an email, even if you think you did so back in the fall.

Thanks.

Jonathan


Re: looking for volunteers for 4-H Build and Fly workshop in Eureka

David Harris <dharris@...>
 

I'm in.
David

On Mar 9, 2020 1:30 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:
Some club members will be traveling to Eureka, IL on Saturday, April 4 to hold a workshop for 4-H kids. We will be helping them build and then fly some easy model rockets. The workshop will run from noon to 4:00.

We had some discussion about this event in the fall and at that time some people said they would be able to help out. However, given the amount of time that has passed there is always the chance that people's plans have changed. So if you think you will be able to come and help out with this workshop send me an email, even if you think you did so back in the fall.

Thanks.

Jonathan


looking for volunteers for 4-H Build and Fly workshop in Eureka

Jonathan Sivier
 

Some club members will be traveling to Eureka, IL on Saturday, April 4 to hold a workshop for 4-H kids. We will be helping them build and then fly some easy model rockets. The workshop will run from noon to 4:00.

We had some discussion about this event in the fall and at that time some people said they would be able to help out. However, given the amount of time that has passed there is always the chance that people's plans have changed. So if you think you will be able to come and help out with this workshop send me an email, even if you think you did so back in the fall.

Thanks.

Jonathan

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