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12.11.2013

German Model Rocket Pioneer Karl Gum Passed Away

Karl Gum, a model rocket pioneer in Germany, passed away on October 31, 2013, shortly after his 84. birthday. Karl was an active member of the rocketry community in Germany for decades. In the 1980´s, he co-published Countdown Magazin, Germany´s first model rocket publication. He was RSO and member of the organising committee of the legendary Modellraketen Festival (Model Rocket Festival),...[more]

Category: Personal

09.09.2010

Mike Dorffler Of Estes Passed Away

Mike Dorffler of Estes Industries Research and Development passed away at 9:31 MDT September 7, 2010. Mike designed many, many Estes rockets over the 40 years he worked at Estes including the famous Cineroc movie camera and the Mean Machine rocket. The National Association of Rocketry recently awarded its first Lifetime Achievement Award for Rocket Design to him. Michael ‘Mike’ Keith ...[more]

Category: Personal

17.06.2010

Lifetime Achievement Award Presented To Mike Dorffler

In recognition of his many years of producing successful designs for the model rocket hobbyist, The National Association of Rocketry recently awarded its first Lifetime Achievement Award for Rocket Design to Mike Dorffler, long time employee of Estes Industries.  In making the award, Trip Barber, NAR President, stated:“ I want to recognize and thank you for your extraordinary contributions...[more]

Category: Personal

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