Sunday, August 7, 2016

A special club meeting...

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).
And to add icing to the cake, we got a little extra money for the club treasury. Eat your hearts out, fellow rocketeers!

Also not a bad way to celebrate my birthday...

1 comment:

  1. I want to thank all of you for representing the hobby to the public at this event.