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Sunday, January 20 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Build Your Own Rocket

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Build your own Rocket, Safely! - Amateur rocketry and it's contributions to space science. Amateur rocketeers are now invading former NASA-only territory, with 200,000 ft altitude attempts and achievements. They are also contributing to commercial space - SpaceX, etc. - presentation by Chuck Piper - Rocket Ranch.


Charles J. (Chuck) Piper III

Adobe Valley Rocket Club
Chuck Piper will be presenting at the Build Your Own Rocket panel. He is a professional rocket propellant engineer, and was also a pioneer in the development of amateur high-power rocketry. He will be showing slides of rocket launches that took place from the early 1970s through the 1980's at the Smoke Creek site, near Black Rock, NV. He adapted the use of asphalt-perchlorate propellent (GALCIT) to educational... Read More →
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Lazarus Long

Rocket Scientist
Lazarus is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles who has worked on a wide range of vehicles from the Space Shuttle, Mars missions and a multitude of launch vehicles, including his own garage-built rockets. He makes frequent appearances in the media, including spaceflight podcasts and the Discovery Channel. He currently works at Griffith Observatory.


Writer, scriptwriter, storyboard artist, engineer, I publish the Ratha or Named Series with Imaginator Press (www.imaginatorpress.com)
I'm working on a long-held dream - adapting my first Ratha book as a graphic novel. I'm doing this with several artists, my publisher, and others, such as musicians.

Sunday January 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill I