I'm waiting for the last batch of Cat screens to heat up in the toaster oven before dipping in the secret sauce. So I have a few minutes. The rest of the day is going to be crazy so I won't post again until after the contest.
Nominally this is a two person team, Myself and My son, but in reality there is a large array of people that help out.
First and foremost is my wife Mariellen, without her support and assistance in a million ways both big and small this would not be possible.
My son. Without his help and countless hours this would not be possible. It has been a real joy to spend three years working with my son on a big project.
Bob our Welder. In the past week he has put in as many hours as we have. Without his assistance we could not possibly have been ready.
Charles Pooley of Microlaunchers. Charles has spent countless days and nights out at FAR helping us test.
Carl Tedesco of Flometrics. Carl has been a help both here iin San Diego and out at the FAR site.
He has offered help with both technical, fabrication and just being there to lend a hand.
Steve Harrington of Flometrics if you need to solve a fulids, flow, valving, heat transfer, or aerodynamics problem Steve is the goto guy. His assitance with figuring out the flow and flluid " science part of the rockets has been invaluable. So if you need anyhting done in this area give Steve a call.
Kevin Baxter. President of the FAR organization. Keven has been the driving force in creating a world class rocket test facility from scratch at FAR.
Mark and Ted of FAR. The other two principals in FAR have been invaluable in their help and assistance.
Michael Carden of XL Space systems. He has been my propellant supplier and peroxide guru for all things related.
Tom and all the guys at NetBurner that have been understanding of the CTO vanishing for every increasing amounts of time.
John Carmack and all the guys at Armadillo for being open, kind and helpful to a competitor.
All the guys at Masten, they have all been supportive and helpful.
Wynn Aung and all the people at the FAA that have been helpful and professional throughout the whole process.
Will ,Nicole Bill, and all the Xprize people that have organized the event for 4 years.
All the neighbors who think I'm crazy, but are still supportive anyway.
All the readers of this blog that have offer encouragement and kind words.