Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rockets Day

Rockets, rockets, rockets! Big ones, small ones, build your own ones. Rocket day - it was a cracker. Held out at Taupiri in the Waikato annually, I'm pretty sure the event is growing stronger each year. We've forgotten its on every year for the last 3, so this year we were definitely not going to miss it. The weather didn't look awesome in the morning, but the Facebook update said it was going ahead, so off we went on Sunday drive to get there nice and early.

Watching the rockets taking off was awesome.

They did carry out some big rockets - bigger than I had anticipated anyway.

Kien built his own rocket (with help from Daddy).

Then he was able to launch it. The dude attached Kien's rocket to the launch pad and Kien stood at his control button waiting for the countdown.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and liftoff.

His rocket flew well, came down and was successfully retrieved.

Yay for Rocket Day. We'll definitely be here again next year. I think Jef and Kien might be keen on building a rocket at home to take out there to launch. Watch this space!


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