It should not be surprising that here at Rocket Yard we love everything and everything to do with space – especially when it comes to rockets!
Today marked the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing. July 16, 1969, at 8:32 pm, a Saturn V rocket lifted off from Cape Kennedy who had the Apollo 11 crew to the moon. And on occasion, at 8:32 in the morning, OWC launched its own model rockets from its headquarters in Woodstock, Illinois.
The US Space & Rocket Center was already ready to break the Guinness Book of World Records by simultaneously launching 5,000 model rockets as they invited the audience to participate in the celebration by launching their own – wherever they were in the world. It was a Global Rocket Launch event, and the OWC considered it an honor to attend.
"Many of the technology we take for granted today was born and highly accelerated during our race to space, moon, and beyond," said founder and CEO Larry O & # 39; Connor. "Courage, imagination and pure passion that made Apollo 11 possible – and all that has led us to today – is something to live up to and strive for."
"Today we launched rockets in symbolic and Guinness World Record fashion. But we are still far from a time when we come on our own rockets, or more advanced interstellar vehicles, travel to all-new worlds and beyond. fantastic planet Earth to take care of – and a wonderful cosmos beyond exploring. I want OWC's technology to be there for everyone's passions, imagination, courage, and even a day … on a journey to the stars. " <img src = "https://blog.macsales.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RocketLaunch-Launch.jpg" alt = "Larry O & # 39; Connor and Jen Soule launch model rockets at OWC's headquarters in Woodstock, Illinois  In 1993, LRO Computer Sales wanted founder and CEO Larry O & # 39; Connor to rename the company as something more than just "sales." The sign of the idea of representing information and relationships first and foremost inspired by the introduction of Star Trek which mentions exploring new worlds like part of their ongoing assignment, LRO Computer Sales a new name: Other World Computing.