On Thursday evenings from mid-March to mid-October, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center hosts a biergarten dinner in the Davidson Center underneath the giant Saturn V - A perfect combination of beer, german food, and giant rockets. One of the really neat things about the biergarten is that the Space and Rocket Center donates a share of the profits to the charity or non-profit selected as the focus of that evening's event. Thanks to the efforts of Daniel Cavender, this past Thursday featured HARA as the benefiting organization; naturally, we were there in force, and had the privilege of displaying some of our models among the giant beasts of the past. We answered questions and showed our wares for about 3 hours to a crowd of 700+ folks, who stopped by our tables on the way to the booze and food. Closing time (7:30 PM) came pretty quickly, after which we held our club meeting in the shadow of the Saturn V. How many clubs get to do that?
|Curious space campers eye a 3-D printer making a simulated engine bell (Click to enlarge).|
|Dan Cavender's excellent Jayhawk and Little Joe II HPR models on display (Click to enlarge).|
|Food and booze underneath the Saturn V (Click to enlarge).|
|One of the best club meetings ever! (Click to enlarge).|
Also not a bad way to celebrate my birthday...