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Re: Stowaway

Kevin A
 

I'm gonna have to check this out.  Thanks for sharing!

Also, off topic notification.... Taking my first step into composites and figured I'd share a deal with you all in case anyone else is interested in snagging one (or more) up, even if they just sit in your build pile.

Composite Warehouse is running 50% off (29.99 down from 59.99) the new Lotus Micro until midnight (while supplies last).  Flat rate shipping for 2 of them was $6.99.

https://www.compositewarehouse.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=192&search=lotus+micro


Re: Stowaway

Wes Cravens
 

If I had to put a mark on it, I’d say it’s worth the time.  But it’s scientifically a disaster.  The acting is college level stage acting.  The set design/CGI is far and away an order of magnitude above the rest of the production. But I don’t regret spending my time on it at all.

Choke it down and let us know what you think.

Wes

On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 6:27 PM Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

I read two mostly favorable reviews of the film (on CNN and another I can’t remember), and one distinctly negative one (in the News-Gazette).

 

The difference of opinion, of course, makes me want to see the movie all the more.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Slater
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 2:09 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Stowaway

 

Has anyone watched this Netflix movie yet?
If you choose to do so, be prepared to stretch your imagination a bit far.

Its about a manned mission to Mars with a twist.


Re: Stowaway

Greg Smith
 

I read two mostly favorable reviews of the film (on CNN and another I can’t remember), and one distinctly negative one (in the News-Gazette).

 

The difference of opinion, of course, makes me want to see the movie all the more.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Slater
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 2:09 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Stowaway

 

Has anyone watched this Netflix movie yet?
If you choose to do so, be prepared to stretch your imagination a bit far.

Its about a manned mission to Mars with a twist.


Re: Stowaway

Wes Cravens
 

Ya, seen it.  Very far fetched.  But cute with some good old fashioned moral dilemma. A lot of these lower budget Netflix productions remind me of short stories for to film.  This one for sure.

On hindsight I did really appreciate the early warning that they were not reaching their acceleration targets during launch.  Says a lot about the sensitivity of their monitoring systems. 🙂

Wes

On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 3:09 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
I watched it the other night.
As far as suspending belief, I've seen far worse.
 
 
 
Minor Spoiler Alert:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First off, redundancy redundancy redundancy redundancy. That's the hallmark of spaceflight. Ugh.
 
Second, EVAs w/o tethers just plain make me mad. No "MMU" and no tether are just plain sloppy. YOU are tethered. Everything you have is tethered.
 
Third, this can't be much of a spoiler due to the title, BUT...no one is keeping track of how many maintenance guys are in the vehicle? Really? ...and that close to launch?
 
SLB
 
On 04/30/2021 2:09 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
Has anyone watched this Netflix movie yet?
If you choose to do so, be prepared to stretch your imagination a bit far.

Its about a manned mission to Mars with a twist.


Re: Stowaway

Shaun L. Bill
 

I watched it the other night.
As far as suspending belief, I've seen far worse.
 
 
 
Minor Spoiler Alert:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First off, redundancy redundancy redundancy redundancy. That's the hallmark of spaceflight. Ugh.
 
Second, EVAs w/o tethers just plain make me mad. No "MMU" and no tether are just plain sloppy. YOU are tethered. Everything you have is tethered.
 
Third, this can't be much of a spoiler due to the title, BUT...no one is keeping track of how many maintenance guys are in the vehicle? Really? ...and that close to launch?
 
SLB
 

On 04/30/2021 2:09 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
Has anyone watched this Netflix movie yet?
If you choose to do so, be prepared to stretch your imagination a bit far.

Its about a manned mission to Mars with a twist.


Re: Stowaway

Robert Brunner
 

On Apr 30, 2021, at 2:16 PM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

Cant say. I havent seen that movie.
I saw it several times, whenever it came on TV. When I was 12, I liked it a lot. I doubt I would find it very good today.


Re: Stowaway

Gary Slater
 

Cant say. I havent seen that movie. 

On Apr 30, 2021, at 2:11 PM, Robert Brunner <rbrunner@...> wrote:

Is it a re-imagining of this movie? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stowaway_to_the_Moon



On Apr 30, 2021, at 2:09 PM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

Has anyone watched this Netflix movie yet?
If you choose to do so, be prepared to stretch your imagination a bit far.

Its about a manned mission to Mars with a twist.


Re: Stowaway

Robert Brunner
 

Is it a re-imagining of this movie? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stowaway_to_the_Moon



On Apr 30, 2021, at 2:09 PM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

Has anyone watched this Netflix movie yet?
If you choose to do so, be prepared to stretch your imagination a bit far.

Its about a manned mission to Mars with a twist.


Stowaway

Gary Slater
 

Has anyone watched this Netflix movie yet?
If you choose to do so, be prepared to stretch your imagination a bit far.

Its about a manned mission to Mars with a twist.


#Launch CANCELED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

At 10:00 AM, it was 53°F in Champaign, with an east wind at 8 mph and an overcast at 4600' AGL.

There is a significant area of rain to our west and south that will arrive here shortly after noon, just as we would be starting to set up for our launch. The rain is expected to last until about 5:00 PM.

Due to the clouds and near certainty of precipitation, today's launch is canceled.

-----

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


Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

We have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, at the Rantoul Aviation Center.

Setup will begin at 12:00 noon, probably on the east side of the airfield inside the perimeter fence. Our waiver allows flying up to 10,000' MSL (9,263' from ground level). The waiver expires at sunset at 7:40 PM.

The forecast is damp:

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Saturday - Showers. High near 59. East southeast wind around 7 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. (NWS)

Overcast with rain showers at times. High around 60F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. (TWC)

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The rain will probably keep us from launching tomorrow. As usual, I'll check the conditions and post the final decision about the launch here shortly after 10:00 AM tomorrow. You can also call me after that time at 217-840-1678 for an update.

We are checking into trying again on Sunday (4/25), but don't know yet whether it will be possible. I'll post an update here when we have more information.

Our next scheduled launch will be Saturday, May 8 at Dodds Park in Champaign.

We will be enforcing our physical distancing and masking requirements at tomorrow's launch.

-----

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


May events for getting started with rockets

Jonathan Sivier
 

We are holding a couple of events in May intended for anyone interested in getting started with model rocketry. There will be in Introduction to Model Rocketry on May 4 and a build and fly workshop on May 8.

On Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. we will be presenting an Introduction to Model Rocketry. This would normally be held at our monthly meeting at the Springer Center. However, since we aren't able to have in-person meetings yet we will be doing the introduction on Zoom. If you know someone who would be interested in learning about model rocketry let them know about this event. If they aren't on the email list let us know so we can get them the details on how to join the Zoom meeting.

Then on Saturday, May 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. we will be holding our annual "3, 2, 1 ... Blast Off" rocket building workshop at the Leonhard Center in Champaign. This is intended for kids ages 8 to 12. We'll be building rockets in the morning and then flying them at our launch at Dodds Park in the afternoon. Registration with the park district is required for this workshop. The fee covers the cost of a rocket kit and motors to fly it.

For more information check the park district web page at
https://champaignparks.com/programs/program-guide/enrichment/

Jonathan


Anniversary

Greg Smith
 

Sixty years ago today, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in the Vostok 1 spacecraft. It is rumored that JFK and LBJ were not amused.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- GDS

 

 


#Launch CANCELED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

No surprise here, folks. At 10:00 AM, it was 63°F in Champaign, with overcast skies and a SE wind at 12 mph. It's dry at the moment, but more rain and wind is coming this afternoon, with thunderstorms expected around 3:00 PM.

Therefore, today's launch is canceled.

-----

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


CORRECTED Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

Oops! Copied and pasted and didn't change the date from the last version! Let's try again.

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We have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, April 10, at the Rantoul Aviation Center.

Setup will begin at 12:00 noon, probably at the southwest corner of the airfield near the hay barn (but see the forecasts below - the wind direction may require us to relocate to the east side). Our waiver allows flying up to 10,000' MSL (9,263' from ground level). The waiver expires at sunset at 7:25 PM.

The forecast is ugly:

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Saturday - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 66. Breezy, with an east wind 13 to 20 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. (NWS)

A steady rain in the morning. Windy with showers continuing in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 64F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%. (TWC)

April showers bring May flowers. (GDS)

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Between the rain and wind, it doesn't seem at all likely that we'll be able to fly tomorrow. Just to be sure, I'll check the conditions and post the final decision about the launch here shortly after 10:00 AM tomorrow. You can also call me after that time at 217-840-1678 for an update.

Our next scheduled launch will be Saturday, April 24, again at the Rantoul Aviation Center.

We will be enforcing our physical distancing and masking requirements at tomorrow's launch.

-----

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


Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

We have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, March 27, at the Rantoul Aviation Center.

Setup will begin at 12:00 noon, probably at the southwest corner of the airfield near the hay barn (but see the forecasts below - the wind direction may require us to relocate to the east side). Our waiver allows flying up to 10,000' MSL (9,263' from ground level). The waiver expires at sunset at 7:25 PM.

The forecast is ugly:

-----

Saturday - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 66. Breezy, with an east wind 13 to 20 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. (NWS)

A steady rain in the morning. Windy with showers continuing in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 64F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%. (TWC)

April showers bring May flowers. (GDS)

-----

Between the rain and wind, it doesn't seem at all likely that we'll be able to fly tomorrow. Just to be sure, I'll check the conditions and post the final decision about the launch here shortly after 10:00 AM tomorrow. You can also call me after that time at 217-840-1678 for an update.

Our next scheduled launch will be Saturday, April 24, again at the Rantoul Aviation Center.

We will be enforcing our physical distancing and masking requirements at tomorrow's launch.

-----

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


Tuesday 4/6/21 CIA meeting on Zoom #Meeting #VirtualEvent

Mark Joseph
 

Here is the Zoom invitation for tomorrow's CIA regular meeting.

Note that participants will enter via a waiting room.

Please let me know if you have questions, and I'll do my best to get you going.

Mark

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Mark Joseph is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Central Illinois Aerospace - April 2021 General Meeting
Time: Apr 6, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 822 1996 0304
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Re: Build & Fly

Robert Brunner
 

On Apr 2, 2021, at 5:03 PM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

Wow, I can’t believe how high they let the grass grow in the park back then!

That may be the back of Robert in the second picture, helping at the launch pad.
I do have an outfit that matches, and it does look like my back, but I have no recollection of Chuck and I doing a build-and-fly. That does not mean I was not there, though. Perhaps I was not there for the build, only the fly.

Robert


Zoom meeting on Tuesday # Meeting #VirtualEvent

Jonathan Sivier
 

Our April club meeting will be held on Zoom again this coming Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. We will be sending out the details on how to join in the meeting in another message in the next day or so.

Everyone is invited to join in the meeting. We don't have any particular topic for the meeting, but if you have something you would like to see discussed, or questions about any rocketry related items, please let us know.

We don't know when we'll be able to hold in-person meetings again, so in the meantime we hope you will join us virtually.

Jonathan


Re: Build & Fly

Greg Smith
 

Wow, I can’t believe how high they let the grass grow in the park back then!

 

That may be the back of Robert in the second picture, helping at the launch pad.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun L. Bill
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 4:51 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Build & Fly

 

Do these help at all?
I have more pics, most are liftoffs

On 04/02/2021 4:38 PM Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

 

 

I don’t see any club members in the pictures except Chuck. Did we ever send him out alone to do one of these workshops? Maybe he’ll see this and remember.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun L. Bill
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 11:57 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Build & Fly

 

1998?

 

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