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News - 40th Anniversary Alphas to Visit Minnesota

May 19, 2001

Many of you have heard of the Alpha 40 project, in which a pair of Estes Alpha rockets is touring the United States being launched once in every state, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Alpha--Estes most classic, most popular, most familiar rocket. The rockets are about halfway through their journey-- See http://www.users.qwest.net/~woody8/ for more details.

The good news is, the Alphas are on their way to Minnesota! They should arrive here early next week, and, weather permitting, they'll be launched at the MASA launch in Blaine on Saturday [May 26]. (If the weather interferes with the MASA launch, they'll be launched at the Westwood Elementary school outreach launch May 31 or June 1). I doubt we'll have much of a problem with turnout, given that this is the first launch at the sod farm this summer, but here's another great reason to join us!

Come on out for the launch, read and sign the logbook, take some pictures, and add some memories of your own.

 - submitted by Ted Cochran