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January 10, 2007 6:31 PM   Subscribe

You know this is what you always wanted to do with your G.I. Joe and his Mercury Capsule. (And knowing is half the battle!) Oh, and more video rocketry.
posted by kimota (24 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yeah, so the layout could be better (frames in this day and age?); you should probably start at the bottom of the frame and work your way up. Make sure you check out the flight reports!
posted by kimota at 6:32 PM on January 10, 2007


This is REALLY GOOD!
Thank you for this excellent blast from my past!
posted by Dizzy at 7:08 PM on January 10, 2007


the biggest little adventure into space

=D
posted by dozo at 7:10 PM on January 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


What would Major Matt Mason say about this?
posted by Dizzy at 7:15 PM on January 10, 2007


That is awesome, thanks!
posted by interrobang at 7:17 PM on January 10, 2007


Everyone in that video was just hired by Jeff Bezos.
posted by furtive at 7:36 PM on January 10, 2007


What, nobody had a Col. Steve Austin action figure? (That was really fun to watch!)
posted by steef at 7:44 PM on January 10, 2007


That was awesome. Watching the rocket nosedive right into the ground in one of the failed launches left me feeling much as the rocketeers must have felt.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:13 PM on January 10, 2007


This is great!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:20 PM on January 10, 2007


[this is great!]
He's a complicated man,
And no one understands him but Mission Control.
JOHN SHAFT!
posted by planetkyoto at 8:23 PM on January 10, 2007


Okay this is very cool and all, love rockets, rocketry, etc... but, does anyone else find themselves cracking up hysterically when there's a shot of G.I. Joe in those videos?

Yeah and where the hell is Major Steve Austin?
posted by Skygazer at 8:31 PM on January 10, 2007


The Gumby video is priceless, especially the soundtrack. That little green guy has the right stuff...
posted by QuestionableSwami at 8:32 PM on January 10, 2007


We salute the best and brightest stuff of the Mercury 0.7 !
posted by cenoxo at 8:54 PM on January 10, 2007


What's that song in the Youtube video... is that Star Trek I?
posted by rolypolyman at 9:03 PM on January 10, 2007


If I had the money and time, model rocketry would be one of the first hobbies I'd add.

Thanks for posting this, Kimota.
posted by jiawen at 9:10 PM on January 10, 2007


That is one handsome astro-doll.
posted by fleetmouse at 10:51 PM on January 10, 2007


Man, Flight 2e sure ended spectacularly ... damn thing dug a trench ... that's hard to do.
posted by Relay at 11:12 PM on January 10, 2007


I shall now show you my O-ring face.
posted by hal9k at 11:19 PM on January 10, 2007


The Mercury Joe Story video was spine-tingling -- I enjoyed it more than The Right Stuff...
posted by fairmettle at 3:18 AM on January 11, 2007


Brilliant.

I have a GI Joe Astronaut Hallmark ornament hanging on my bookshelf.

We had way better toys in the 60s.
posted by cptnrandy at 5:42 AM on January 11, 2007


Oh, and the music is largely from "Star Trek: First Contact".
posted by cptnrandy at 5:49 AM on January 11, 2007


this is why being an adult now is fun.

Dead Brilliant.
posted by djrock3k at 9:02 AM on January 11, 2007


Buzz Aldrin got hammered into the Earth. Poor little guy.
posted by Pecinpah at 9:27 AM on January 11, 2007


Great post.

If I had the money and time, model rocketry would be one of the first hobbies I'd add.

I don't know about time but starting up is cheap. My kids just bought a kit with 2 rockets, 2 engines, a launch pad and ignition for 20 bucks. Replacement engines were only 5 bucks for a 3 pack. The stuff wasn't dodgey either. One rocket went about 1200 ft up. Enough for me to worry about the FAA for a few seconds.
posted by snsranch at 4:21 PM on January 11, 2007


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