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    SpaceX StarShip blew up :(

    :( https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/spacexs-starship-underwent-a-rapid-unscheduled-disassembly-we-do-mean-rapid/
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    Sodium Citrate

    Sodium Citrate is used in the production of nacho cheese and has the chemical formula Na₃C₆H₅O₇.
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    First rocket launch in UK in 50 years

    Scottish launch startup Skyrora says it has performed a static fire of a rocket in the U.K. for the first time in five decades, a major milestone as it seeks to reach space for the first time in 2021...
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    Aircraft spies gravity waves

    Aircraft spies gravity waves being sucked into Antarctica’s polar vortex https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/aircraft-spies-gravity-waves-being-sucked-antarctica-s-polar-vortex Pretty cool :)
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    Primer vs sandable primer

    I have been using sandable primer for several years, this weekend I ran out and called my associate who was at the dollar store shopping. I asked her to pick some up for me. No luck, but she bought regular primer. Well low and behold, what a dream to work with compared to the sandable. It's...
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    Sanding, priming, sanding...

    Last night while lying in bed I got to thinking (dangerous). I don't recall myself doing so much sanding and priming in my youth. I don't recall spending that much time obsessing yet everything looked fine to me :) Anyone else recall their childhood builds? Did you sand and prep like you might...
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    Cool Rocket Art

    http://www.peterthorpe.net/rockets.html Some cool stuff I thought I would share :)
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    Spill hole questions

    I'm a full fledged BAR :) I have a 2 acre field in front of my house and would like to launch some low power/altitude launches there to avoid driving somewhere all the time. So do spill holes help or not in recovery? I have read conflicting information. Any other tips would be appreciated...
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    I thought I had recovery problems

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/space-satellite-crashes-front-yard-michigan-home/story?id=66562086 Boy, what I could do with that thing ;)
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    Any Astronomers here?

    I have always had telescopes, seemed to go well with rocketry. Currently have about 10, drives Wifey crazy. Mostly SCTs and MCTs along with an Orion ST80 for wide field. Like with most hobbies I get out when the weather permits. Sometimes on the astronomy forums we talk Rockets, so I was...
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    New Rocket Book :)

    One of my buddies posted this on my Astronomy forum, thought I'd share https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/02/the-funniest-most-accessible-book-on-rocket-science-is-being-reissued/
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    Hello!!

    Hi all, I joined awhile ago with anticipation to get back into this hobby and things got in the way (life). I was seriously into this hobby back in the early 1970s Lately I've been focusing on my other nerdy hobby, Astronomy. Hopefully I will get some launches off here at The Thirsty...
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