||Welcome to little bits and pieces of my life. Enjoy!
Also see my wife Luda's real estate site, www.ludahomes.com
Projects You Can Build:
My Wish List of hard-to-find items and gift ideas..
- Sept 6, 2005 I helped Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary Magnet School "Launch into a New Year of Learning".
2004 Congratulations to Minnesota's own Ky Michaelson and the CSXT team
for their successful sub-orbital rocket flight into space.
- 11/09/2003 My television debut on Discovery Channel's
featuring Our Stinkin' Rocket.
Also see the "Minnesota You Betcha's" speed build team at LDRS22 in
- 11/08/2003 Total lunar eclipse. I got a fairly
with my telescope.
- Balls 2003 Launch
- Other travels I haven't written up yet (too busy with
Oshkosh 2003; LDRS 22; Seattle Air Museum (saw last flight of the
Boeing 707-80 Russian Submarine, and saw Mars from top of Space Needle
- 07/31/2002 Oshkosh Airfest 2002. See my photos
of the XCOR
- 07/17/2002 LDRS
21 launch in Amarillo, TX.
- 07/09/2002 My BSD Thor Rocket is published in a
ad for the CazTek Tower Launcher.
- 01/27/2002 Find out about the new International
Experimental Aerospace Association.
- 01/14/2002 My first experimental
rocket motor fired successfully!
- 11/10/2001 Thor
flew on a J350W motor to 2900 feet and recovered successfully for
Level 2 High Power Certification.
- 10/23/2001 We're back from Ukraine.
- 08/11/2001 My Thor rocket flew great on its
first flight, earning my Level 1 High Power
It was also the day of my father's
BAR ("Born Again Rocketeer") flight.
- 07/30/2001 Luda qualified for the free car in her
finished the year 4th in her National area of 5000 consultants.!
- 07/24/2001 The Large and Dangerous Rocket Ships (LDRS
XX) launch in Lucerne, CA was great. See my photos.
- 09/01/02 Ky Michaelson and the CSXT
team are ready for their next space shot attempt this September.
- 05/02/01 It was a bad
day for the X-43 program.
- 06/10/01 Former Soviet pilot and MiG-29 defector,
Alexander Zuyev, died
in the crash
of a Yak-52 in Washington. I had met him at Oshkosh and
his book "Fulcrum". A very nice guy.
||Model rockets, Large Model Rockets, High Power,
Even MicroMaxx rockets like my Bic(R)
||If you don't think that making a 2 liter pop
bottle fly 250' into the
air is cool, then I feel sorry for you.
||This topic also includes micro-controller and
See my PalmPilot robot, QuadraTwist.
||This is my plane. There are many others
like it, but this one
is mine. Sometimes I get to fly other planes, like the MiG-25. My father is building an RV-7A all-aluminum 2 place plane that will go 200 mph!
||I know why the birds sing.
||The first time you breathe while underwater is a
||The best way to tour the country. I rode
all over the NorthEastern
US & Eastern Canada and slayed the "dragon" at Deil's Gap.
||If you have pre-1985 computer stuff, don't throw
it out! Donate
it to my Minnesota Museum of Vintage Computing Devices.
||Metaphysics: Objective Reality,
Epistemology: Reason, Ethics:
Rational Self-Interest, Politics: Capitalism.
||Some of my first memories are of the Apollo Lunar
||My hobby became my profession.
||Learn how I locate hard-to-find books.
||Perspective: use it or loose it.
||A few non-profit organizations that I support.
||For several years I volunteered at the Minnesota
Air Guard Museum restoring old jets and raising money at air shows.
||45 states, 5 Canadian provinces, Mexico, Denmark,
Norway, Sweden, England,
Kenya, Russia, Holland, Ukraine
||Agates and some other stones polish nicely.
||My first car. Still have it. No, it is not for sale - don't even ask.
||Pool, chess, juggling, skiing, darts, knot tying
Frisbee, kites, target shooting & reloading, tennis
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