Along with the fantastic Five Ton Crane crew, Almost Scientific just completed another installation of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship at NASA Ames. While setting up our rocket and getting to play with it for a few days is always something special, this time we also got to share it with two amazing groups: school kids and NASA folks. It was a great pleasure to share our work with both kids who believed the RGR goes into space every day and with NASA Astronauts who wanted to believe the RGR was the type of rocket they build and fly every day.
It was also a real honor to be able to install the RGR at the historic NASA Ames Research Center. In addition to getting to see our rocket among the amazing buildings they have, we also got to interact with a lot of really amazing NASA personnel, from safety inspectors to world-famous Astronauts. We even got a great tour of the moon landing and shuttle simulators.
I got a lot of photos and video of everything from the installation to the party, and I’m just starting to go through it all now. I don’t have any photos of the install itself because the CF card in my camera died that day, but I have some great video of the RGR going together, and I don’t have any photos or video of the deinstall because it was pouring rain.
Here are the sets of photos from the show. First a set from the Education day, then a set from the tour (and some great architecture), then a set from the party itself. The video will be coming very soon.
And don’t forget! You can see the Raygun Gothic Rocketship in person at Maker Faire on May 22-23.