Joyful memories of Childhood: 2

The second in an occasional series [find the first here] depicts Amazing Rocket Ship with sibling watching Dad flying a kite on a warm summer Sunday afternoon, somewhere in the Surrey hills.

Memories of childhood 2

Amazing Rocket Ship watches as Dad flies a kite in gentle breeze one summer’s afternoon.

The ‘hood just got bigger

Nasa’s announcement of a new solar system a mere hop, skip and a jump away is celebrated by Amazing Rocket Ship, which made the journey there recently to say a big and warm ‘help’ from Planet Earth.


The neighbourhood just got a little bigger with Nasa’s announcement of Trappist 1

Fast ride in a small rocket: an animated movie

The Rocket Ship Foundation is always looking at ways to promote Amazing Rocket Ship so commissioned a world-renowned auteur to make this little film.

Note: Recognition has already come from the Lewisham Regional Film and Dance Festival with special mention in the Very Short Category.

Sea of Love found to be barren

The Rocket Ship Foundation sent Amazing Rocket Ship to the Moon to discover if Trump’s Sea of Love is really as full to the brim as he has claimed. This remarkable illustration demonstrates for a fact that the Sea of Love is, as are all seas on the Moon, barren and infertile. Sorry Mr President, but your alternative narrative don’t add up.


Amazing Rocket Ship finds the Sea of Love barren

Congratulations Tim Peake CMG

The Rocket Ship Foundation extends its congratulations to Tim Peake on being honoured in HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honours List with a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. Tim, we humbly welcome you to the honours bestowed on those who have served their country, and we also honour your recognition of the thousands of others who made your journey into Space possible. Take care and safe return.

Major Tim Peake CMG

Tim Peake Astronaut

{Note: Rocket Ship Foundation acknowledges the singular honour bestowed on us some months ago with the Great Imperial Order of the Glittering Garter (Overseas Division), see here.]

Using solar wind to power Rocket Ship

In yet another first, scientists at Amazing Rocket Ship have come up with a novel approach to space travel that may well allow us to colonise the galaxy. This is through the use of solar wind, a much disregarded yet available (and free) method of ensuring longevity in space. In short, Rocket Ships will be fitted with sails to collect solar wind and thus enable them (and us) to travel  vast distance without the need for any other motive power.

This is our artist’s impression:

Solar wind and Rocket SHip

This is not to scale yet illustrates the method. Do enlarge to read the details.

Christmas Story: part one: The Story of Mr Moon

The Story of Mr Moon

– Pass me a star.

I gave him a star, a bright white star that was so hot when I touched that it jumped from my right to my left hand.

– Ouch, I yelled.

– You must be more careful with stars, said Mr Moon as he put the star in his pocket. They are very hot as you have just found out. Also, the pointed ends are very sharp. It is best to wear gloves when handling stars. When you pick up the Sun…well, that is very difficult and you will have to be a lot older before you can be taught how to do that. Gloves will not be enough. You have to wear special glasses which have extra thick black lenses. And you will have to wear a very thick overcoat like you do when it is cold. Except the Sun is so hot that your head becomes as big as a balloon and sweat pours from you like water from a tap. But remember that you must never, never, NEVER, look at the Sun with your eyes uncovered. Even I can’t do that and I am the moon.

Mr Moon

I listened carefully to what Mr Moon had to say but I didn’t understand all of it. Why would anyone want to move the Sun? and where could you buy those special glasses with extra thick black lenses and that very thick overcoat? and did you need a scarf as well like you do when it’s cold outside. I’d never seen a shop selling such things.