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2010 EMRR Challenge Winners Announced

Do you remember 2010? Bell-bottom jeans, cell phones the size of a loaf of bread, the new Atari 2600 ….

Okay, 2010 wasn’t that long ago. But, it’s been a while since Nick Esselmann kicked off the 2010 EMRR Challenge. I took over EMRR (now RocketReviews.com) at the end of that year. Although filled with an incredible amount of information about rocketry, EMMR had become difficult, almost impossible, to continue to maintain and enhance. So, I undertook the task of updating EMRR to a more extensible and maintainable architecture.

With the work it took to create RocketReviews.com and import information from the original EMRR, the Challenge and the contests related to it, often took a back seat. I apologize if this bothered anyone, but I had to prioritize my limited time and many of the things associated with contests took larger blocks of my time than working on the web site.

But … we are

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Bid on the First Production UP! Cup Kit from Odd’l Rockets

The UP! Cup will soon be released as a Skill Level 2 kit by Odd’l Rockets. This unique rocket kit is an excellent choice for flying in small fields. It leaves and thick column of smoke as it rises majestically on a B or C motor. At apogee, the motor mount ejects, coming down on a streamer, while the rest of the UP! Cup floats gently to earth.

The UP! Cup will soon be available for retail purchase. In the mean time, the first production kit, #1, is being auctioned on eBay. The kit is numbered and initialled by its designer, Hans “Chris” Michielssen. The proceeds of the auction will be donated to the American Red Cross.

For more information, and to bid on the first production UP! Cup kit, please visit eBay.