Post Your Best Rocket Name

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  1. Nov 29, 2019 #121

    John Kemker

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    "Ralph Kramden"

    "BANG! ZOOM! To the moon, Alice!"
     
  2. Nov 29, 2019 #122

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    Finally!
     
  3. Nov 30, 2019 #123

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    Once I launched “After four hours up phone a doctor”.
     
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  4. Dec 1, 2019 #124

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    Incontinentia Buttocks - A 12 x C6-7 cluster with a Cineroc on top.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2019 #125

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    "Cluster-F"

    [​IMG]
     
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    Love the look
     
  8. Dec 3, 2019 #128

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    I think we really need to give credit to RocketLab for their mission names:
    #1: It's a Test
    #2: Still Testing
    #3 It's Business Time (first paid mission, also a reference to this marginally SFW song)
    #4-6 Boring NASA/DARPA/DoD names
    #7: Make It Rain (reference to cusotmer Spaceflight Industries' hometown of Seattle)
    #8: Look Ma, No Hands
    #9: As the Crow Flies (reference to customer Astro Digital's Corvus platform)
    #10: Running Out of Fingers
     
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    I like multi stage rockets with the stages named
    Example
    Whole Rocket- The Joker
    Booster- Maurice
    Second stage- Gangster of Love
    Sustainer- Space Cowboy.

    M
     
  10. Dec 3, 2019 #130

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    Lost in the Beans. Took a while to find that one.
     
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    We watched The Astronaut Farmer last night. A fun movie despite its many technical flaws.

    La Otra Mujer
     
  12. Dec 4, 2019 #132

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    That was a fun movie...
     
  13. Dec 4, 2019 #133

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    My wife flew her Sumo ten times. She changed the name for each flight. Here are the ones I can remember. See if you can detect a theme.

    3 sum
    5 guys
    7 minutes in heaven
    6 chicks
    9 times
    Both hands
     
  14. Jan 25, 2020 #134

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    I think a good name for a high-powered rocket would be "Impulse Purchase". Probably been used before.
     
  15. Jan 25, 2020 #135

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    " DUCK OR BLEED " . . . Obviously, a "heads-up" flight - LOL !

    Dave F.
     
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    I was thinking today that "Kernel Panic" would be a good rocket name
     
  17. Jan 25, 2020 #137

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    But what if it dumps core, even if only a bit!
     
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    *I'm* not debugging that core dump, that's for sure!
     
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    You raise an excellent question good sir. Of course, "Core Dump" might also be a good rocket name.
     
  20. Jan 25, 2020 #140

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    There could be a whole C.S. theme:
    Thrown Exception
    "try{} catch{}" (dubious name for a rocket)

    EDIT: maybe "Exception Thrown" instead.

    Where did I see that... there's this one: LINK
     
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    I fly single use motors, so here's my latest build: "40 DOLLARS A SECOND"
     

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    ahh CS is a fertile source for terms about Things That Go Wrong.

    Corrupt Stack (for a 2-stager)
    Garbage Collector
    Data Executioner (you're supposed to execute the code, not the data!)
    Unhandled Interrupt
    Unknown Error
    OK CANCEL
    Abort Retry Fail
    No Room Left on Device
    Illegal Operand
    Spinning Beachball of Death
    Three Finger Salute
    Big Red Switch Error (named after the power switch on original IBM PC)
    Blue Smoke Escape
    Broken Pipe
    Connection Refused
    Bad Token
    Not Found (think I'm going to use this for my next MD build)
    Incompatible Type (or Type Mismatch)
    Null Pointer (funnier version: Dangling Pointer)
    ...and IBM's legendary...
    ABEND
     
  23. Jan 26, 2020 #143

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    “gangrene machine” on a green motor of course
     

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    Divide By Zero
     
  25. Jan 27, 2020 #145

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    Now there's a rabbit hole to journey down...I found this handy little page listing various Linux system errors. My favorite has to be /* Not a typewriter */

    LOL

    So my next two rocket names are now going to be "Kernel Panic" and "/* Not a typewriter */"
     
  26. Jan 27, 2020 #146

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    How about- Halt and Catch Fire

    or, from Terry Pratchett- Redo from Start
     
  27. Jan 27, 2020 #147

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    /* */ is comments, not the actual error. Obviously, someone was having some fun with the comments.

    BTW, my errno.h files don't have that error message defined.
     
  28. Jan 27, 2020 #148

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    Sir Terry did not make up "REDO FROM START" It's from earlier times. Often just REDO.

    Hang Catch Fire is great - if you're expecting a Bournilli lock.

    And there's the simple "Fatal Error".
     
  29. Jan 27, 2020 #149

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    Back in my old fleet days, I came up with a couple of odd rocket names, mostly for various contest birds:

    'Spoomert' a peewee payload model (remember that class of old lead weight payload competition?)

    'Runt' egglofter

    'Mini-Maggot' boost/glider. I have Mini-Maggot 3 in my current fleet.
     
  30. Jan 28, 2020 #150

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    I have accumulated a list of names that I like.
    Some of them I have used already and some I will use in some of my upcoming builds:

    "GRAVITY ALWAYS WINS"
    "THE PROBLEM WITH INERTIA"
    "ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT"
    "WHAT GOES UP"
    "GOES UP-COMES DOWN"
    "STRAIGHT CHUTER"
    "3FNC" (THREE FINS AND A NOSE CONE - OR 4FNC)"
    "NEWTON'S THIRD"
    "REINSTATE PLUTO"
    "VERTICALLY CHALLENGED"
    "THRUST, GRAVITY & DRAG"
    "PFFT, ITS GONE"
    "PAYCHECK EATER"
    "MAKES SMOKE - GOES HIGH"
    "RUNNING WITH SCISSORS"
    "APO-GEE WHIZ"
    "HIGH EXPECTATIONS"
    "SEPARATION ANXIETY"
    "40 DOLLARS A SECOND"
    "UPWARDLY MOBILE"
    "PLEASE COME BACK"
     

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