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.

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

Make your own Amazing Rocket Ship [planet optional]

The Rocket Ship Foundation is offering this ‘make-your-own kit’ to the general public in an effort to raise funds for its new program: sending Amazing Rocket Ship to Mars. You can purchase this wonderful kit for a pittance by contacting your local Amazing Rocket Ship representative.

Technical details: Plywood, wire and cotton thread. Approximate dimensions: 21cmx30cm. Model can be customised/painted to individual taste.

Conference of Amazing Rocket Ships

This weekend saw a most unusual event as six Amazing Rocket Ships assembled at the same place for a Parliament to reaffirm commitment to ‘Making Space for Everyone’.

A Parliament of Amazing Rocket Ships assembled

These six Amazing Rocket Ships came together to reaffirm commitment to ‘Make Space for Everyone’.

St Patrick’s Day 2017 celebrated by Amazing Rocket Ship

The Rocket Ship Foundation today reveals its contribution to the Irish Day of Fun and Music, honouring St Patrick’s day wherever you are – go dance a jig.

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St Patrick’s Day and Amazing Rocket Ship

Constructed from an empty can of Guinness [Brewed in Dublin]; felt and pins. Not catalogued.

See here for last year’s contribution

Christmas tidings

The Rocket Ship Foundation and Amazing Rocket Ship extend seasonal greetings to all readers and wish to make note that a short pause will commence as of now.

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Amazing Rocket Ship as a Christmas decoration

Although The Foundation and the Ship do not subscribe to any spiritual tendencies, the past 12 months have been ceaseless and gruelling, and a rest is called for. Take heart, be of good cheer and sound mind for who knows what 2017 has in store!

‘The Belgique’ Amazing Rocket Ship

Belgium is known for more than simply beer and mussels. What about its biscuits? Rocket Ship Foundation is therefore delighted to reveal the latest in the line of Amazing Rocket Ships – RS031 in the complete catalogue.

Amazing Rocket Ship made from recycled biscuit tin: from Jules Destrooper.

Amazing Rocket Ship made from recycled biscuit tin: from Jules Destrooper.

Amazing Rocket Ship made from recycled biscuit tin: from Jules Destrooper.

Amazing Rocket Ship made from recycled biscuit tin: from Jules Destrooper.

Amazing Rocket Ship made from recycled biscuit tin: from Jules Destrooper.

Amazing Rocket Ship made from recycled biscuit tin: from Jules Destrooper.

[Standing 30cm tall by 11cm wide: tin and brass; silver solder.]

Illuminated manuscript gives clue to Amazing Rocket Ship’s place in history

This recently discovered fragment from a 15th century illuminated manuscript found by a researcher at the University of Lewisham‘s centre for the art of the book, Ladywell Campus, suggests Amazing Rocket Ship may have been known to early scribes.

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Illuminated Manuscript with Amazing Rocket Ship

The researcher, Dr Wilhelms De Winde, at first did not notice that the saintly monk’s gaze was directed at a specific object on the top left corner (as viewed), just on the edge of the decoration. ‘Could it be,’ speculates Dr De Winde, ‘that the saintly monk was indeed in prayer to Amazing Rocket Ship and that Amazing Rocket Ship was seen by the scribe as some out-of-body manifestation akin, no less, to the Godhead?’

Dr De Winde said the fragment was found in the endpaper of a Victorian binding of an, at the time, popular novelette  It Ain’t What it Seems by the Rev. Augustus Crook LLD, of whom there is no record in the Dictionary of National Biography. The novelette is dated 1854 and was once in the possession of a Dr Strangelove.

Dr De Winde is currently preparing a paper for publication in the esteemed international online journal, Finale Antiquitas Kaesorie Eruditus [FAKE].