Design Engineer Jack Hagerty says he built the three-and-a- half-foot Myst rocket back in 1997 to compete in a rocketry meet, but changed his tune about launching it once he arrived.
In his words, I had already invested a thousand dollars in it. I didnt want to lose it!
Hagerty explains prior to the event, he was given model sheets from the company that created Myst and spent a couple hundred hours over five months building the rocket to scale.
Its been almost ten years since the competition, and Hagerty admits hes still not ready to let go of his baby. He reasons, Its way too handy as a prop.
His love for unlaunched models is rocketing changes. At the National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet on July 30 this year, there will be a new category called Science Fiction and Future Scale so people can admire the rockets without having to launch them.
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