You Had Me At “Homemade Rocket”
This one reached 121,000 feet. Kewl. Past Kewl.
But of course, “homemade rocket” isn’t such a big deal, is it? Have we gone so far down the formal education/hell-bent-for-an-IPO rathole that we’ve forgotten that pretty much everything cool is homemade at first? Robert Goddard, who damn near invented modern rocketry all by his lonesome, essentially did it by going to the library and shooting things off in his yard. You can find this video on Google, which was started in a friend’s garage. Most cool things in this world are, you know.
We need more homemade everything. Especially cocktails. But rockets, too. And rockets and cocktails is best, I think.
[Thanks to Charles Schneider for sending that one along]
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Robert’s son John made a list when he was young of all the awesome things he wanted to do when he grew up. He came to my school (Goddard jr. High) and told us about almost accomplishing them all. That’s what being a man used to be
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