The Rocket Story
Waaaaayyy back in the 1900's, about 1982
when I was knee high to a grasshopper we
use to get a magazine called "Mother Earth News" and in that magazine they would have
toy projects. I was never old enough or skilled enough to build the projects but they sure got my imagination going.
Once upon a time one of the projects was for a water rocket launcher. I never got a chance to even try to make it because I think the
magazine got turned into fire starter......but the picture simmered in my imagination for the next couple of decades....until November 2003.
I was wandering aimlessly through the hardware store trying to discover what it was I needed for a different project when I came across some rubber stoppers. I had never seen rubber stoppers in a hardware store before and immediately decades of dusty memories came back to me......this was exactly what I needed for a water rocket launcher! I bought 3 rubber stoppers and with a buck or two spent I was committed. Thus began the rocket pad development.