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02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!

Darin from Synacor brought his kids. Eric isn't one of his kids.
#1

Darin from Synacor brought his kids. Eric isn't one of his kids.

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 13:35:50 2012
Exposure 1/1250s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags brought, darin, eric, isn, one, synacor
We thought the kids would love riding in the Rhino but for some reason it really freaked them out
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We thought the kids would love riding in the Rhino but for some reason it really freaked them out

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/5.6
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 13:41:02 2012
Exposure 1/200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 48mm (Effective 76.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags freaked, kids, love, really, reason, rhino, riding, thought, would
And off they go! To the launch field!
#3

And off they go! To the launch field!

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/5.6
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 13:43:38 2012
Exposure 1/500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 55mm (Effective 88.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags field, go, launch
Eric driving the Rhino
#4

Eric driving the Rhino

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/5.6
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 13:46:05 2012
Exposure 1/500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 53mm (Effective 84.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags driving, eric, rhino
Here we are at Spaceport Eden. Otherwise known as the field across from the Scheribers' house
#5

Here we are at Spaceport Eden. Otherwise known as the field across from the Scheribers' house

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 13:48:55 2012
Exposure 1/1000s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags across, field, house, known, otherwise, scheribers, spaceport
Getting the first rocket in place
#6

Getting the first rocket in place

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 13:55:14 2012
Exposure 1/2500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags first, getting, place, rocket
Everyone looking for the rocket (and trying to catch it!)
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Everyone looking for the rocket (and trying to catch it!)

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 13:56:24 2012
Exposure 1/2000s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags and, catch, everyone, it, looking, rocket, trying
Eric did some quick math to estimate the altitude we got out of the rocket
#8

Eric did some quick math to estimate the altitude we got out of the rocket

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:03:54 2012
Exposure 1/2000s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags altitude, eric, estimate, got, math, quick, rocket
An itty bitty rocket ready to go
#9

An itty bitty rocket ready to go

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:04:11 2012
Exposure 1/2500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags bitty, go, itty, ready, rocket
Darin waiting for the next launch
#10

Darin waiting for the next launch

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:04:24 2012
Exposure 1/2500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags darin, launch, next, waiting
The little rocket was super fast and flew out of the camera frame before I even realized it had launched!
#11

The little rocket was super fast and flew out of the camera frame before I even realized it had launched!

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:04:57 2012
Exposure 1/3200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags camera, even, fast, flew, frame, launched, little, realized, rocket, super
My pre-made rocket worked perfectly!
#12

My pre-made rocket worked perfectly!

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:07:44 2012
Exposure 1/2500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags perfectly, premade, rocket, worked
There it is!
#13

There it is!

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:07:54 2012
Exposure 1/3200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags is
Looks like the parachute deployed!
#14

Looks like the parachute deployed!

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:08:27 2012
Exposure 1/3200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 125
Tags deployed, like, looks, parachute
Eric ran after it and successfully caught it
#15

Eric ran after it and successfully caught it

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:08:31 2012
Exposure 1/3200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags caught, eric, ran, successfully
Modifying the Amazon rocket to make the engine fit properly
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Modifying the Amazon rocket to make the engine fit properly

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:10:31 2012
Exposure 1/1000s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags amazon, engine, fit, make, modifying, properly, rocket
And away it goes! This monster was quite a bit slower but was still fun
#17

And away it goes! This monster was quite a bit slower but was still fun

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:22:43 2012
Exposure 1/640s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags away, bit, fun, goes, monster, quite, slower, still
Bradley runs after the Amazon rocket
#18

Bradley runs after the Amazon rocket

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:23:15 2012
Exposure 1/500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags amazon, bradley, rocket, runs
Catch it!
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Catch it!

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:23:19 2012
Exposure 1/500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags catch, it
On this launch the red and silver rocket took off at a sort of strange angle. This was partially on purpose (to counteract wind) but I think we overdid it..
#20

On this launch the red and silver rocket took off at a sort of strange angle. This was partially on purpose (to counteract wind) but I think we overdid it..

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:28:39 2012
Exposure 1/640s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags counteract, launch, overdid, partially, purpose, red, rocket, silver, sort, strange, think, to, took, wind
Now this looks like a bad idea....
#21

Now this looks like a bad idea....

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:33:10 2012
Exposure 1/400s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags bad, like, looks
And indeed it was! I made sure I was behind the Rhino during this launch..
#22

And indeed it was! I made sure I was behind the Rhino during this launch..

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:40:07 2012
Exposure 1/640s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags behind, indeed, made, rhino, sure, was
The Amazon coming down after a successful parachute deployment. You can see the (biodegradable!) wadding falling above it
#23

The Amazon coming down after a successful parachute deployment. You can see the (biodegradable!) wadding falling above it

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:46:13 2012
Exposure 1/640s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags amazon, biodegradable, coming, falling, parachute, see, successful, wadding
Touchdown!
#24

Touchdown!

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 14:46:17 2012
Exposure 1/1000s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags touchdown
And a picture of the day. I figured my space Brony shirt would be appropriate for today's activities!
#25

And a picture of the day. I figured my space Brony shirt would be appropriate for today's activities!

Collection 02/04/12 - I head down to Spaceport Eden to fire off some model rockets!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Sat Feb 4 15:06:21 2012
Exposure 1/400s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 35mm (Effective 56.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags activities, appropriate, brony, figured, picture, shirt, space, today, would
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