Sunday, June 30, 2019

Estes is having a photo contest!

All you have to do is to mosey over to their web site and submit an image of yourself - or someone else - launching a rocket. The grand prize is $575 dollars in rocket goodies. You can only submit one entry and the contest ends on July 19.

The grand prize in the estes photo contest.
I have lots of rocket pics, dating back years. So one would think I would have many, many images to choose from. Turns out, if I
  1. strictly adhere to an image of myself or someone else launching a rocket, and
  2. spare the public the horror of a selfie
there's not so much. I have lots of rocket launch pics, but not that many with people pressing the button. Been focussing on the rocket, ya know. Anyway, I did narrow it down to one of the below - which one would you have submitted?


  1. I don't know the history of the first image, but as an employee of Dynetics, I would be biased towards it.

    1. For a couple of years, HARA held a "regional TARC competition" for the local teams in March out at Bragg Farms. Our way of handing out a few trophies, plus providing a qual flight opportunity and encouragement to the teams. Vince persuaded Dynetics to provide this countdown clock, which was used at these events. It used to be in the HARA trailer, but I don't know where it is now.

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