(in a row) record, presently at 47. We were doing fine until Jan 97.".
Please help un-confuse me about what exactly we are talking about.
> You're welcome for playing. I even had my wife count and the answer is
> the same. In the picture, there are 50 stars. 23 on the outside and 27 on
> the inside. Because this issue was intended to be published in July 1998,
> doubt that the number of missions flown would have decreased since then. I
> don't know the rationale behind displaying 50, and perhaps HPR published
> incorrect picture, but I have scanned it and would be happy to email it to
> any doubting Freds. :-)
> It is a jpg scanned at 150 dpi. The file size is about 29KB.
> > > Steve,
> > > What month was the Crash and Burn issue of HPR?
> > > I just asked Boeing media communications....
> > > - the triangle is just a greek "delta" symbol that been used since the
> > > beginning.
> > > - initially they said the number of stars was the number of Delta II
> > rockets of
> > > that series type (9725), but they are going to get back to me on that
> > (maybe
> > > with a nice *.jpg that could be used to create a decal).
> > http://www.agea17.ukgateway.net/twlonline/sounds/goodbye3.mp3
> > *BUZZZ* I'm sorry, but thank you for playing. See my other post for the
> > correct, if unofficial word from Mooose himself.
> > > note: looking at
> > http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/delta/record.htm it
> > > looks like there has been ~100 launches?
> > > I've also been thinking, the only hard part about modeling the 'stars'
> > > 'delta' is that they use the color white, so white ink on clear decal
> > > needed. The same would go for the Boeing swoosh logo thingy as it's
> > white
> > > in color
> > > BTW, I am still looking for the Sport Rocketry July/Aug '98 Delta II
> > data
> > > if anybody has it to share.
> > > (none of the local libraries I've checked with carry Sport Rocketry.
> > > nar.org site only has a snail mail address (no phone# or e-mail) and
> > not
> > > even clear from this http://www.nar.org/backissues.html that a photo
> > is
> > > still available (missing a blue square and price?). I also don't want
> > > wait... as I'm trying to be ready for http://www.spaceday.com. Maybe
> > just
> > > end up doing it myself, but I sure appreciate an e-mail containing a
> > of the
> > > relevant pages from Sport Rocketry.
> > > Thanks,
> > > Jake
> > > BAR/NAR #79012
> > > remove the "nocannedhamthanks" if replying via email
> > > > In the Crash and Burn issue of HPR they have printed the Delta II
> > triangle
> > > > with the stars shown. There are 23 outside and 27 inside for a total
> > 50,
> > > > like our flag. I don't know if that is the relevance.
> > > > > Yeah I got 13 running up the right hand side from tip to tip. I
> > suppose
> > > > > there could be a different number of stars on the other side, but
> > going
> > > > > with the same number (minus 1 for the star at the apex I counted
> > > > > already) gives me 12 on the left side.
> > > > > > Thanks Kevin,
> > > > > > I count:
> > > > > > - 27 stars inside (same as you do)
> > > > > > - but only 22-23 stars outside the triangle (you got 25!)
> > > > > > (I wanted to get the number correct. In the final launch
> > > > > > http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/odyssey/mission/images/launch.jpg the
> > > > looks like 22? but could easily be 23).
> > > > > > - the number within the triangle. what is it? 254? or 294?
> > guess
> > > > is launch # also, but I really wanted to know exactly if I'm
> > > > > > going to show a scale model of the Delta II Mars Odyssey to a
> > of
> > > > curious 1st graders! (they're smart little boogers!). But
> > > > > > then again if nobody else can really see it, maybe I'll just
> > up!
> > > > ;-)
> > > > > > I also was curious about the history of the Boeing triangle on
> > Delta
> > > > II.
> > > > > > (this is probably a Boeing employee question... I should
> > ask
> > > > their communications dept.)
> > > > > > - is the triangle only on the Delta II/III/IV? anything else? or
> > they
> > > > put it on all rockets?
> > > > > > - why some stars inside and some outside? successful
> > launches/failures?
> > > > > > - maybe they just ran out of physical space and didn't want to
> > the
> > > > triangle?
> > > > > > - is it a mystical rocketeer good luck charm?
> > > > > > Jake
> > > > > > > Jake,
> > > > > > > The tirangle has been the Delta insignia from very early on.
> > > > numbers
> > > > > > > in the triangle are the mission number (I think). From the
> > link
> > > > I
> > > > > > > count 27 stars in the triangle and 25 on the outside. It
> > be
> > > > > > > too hard to get the dimensions from that link..you know the
> > diameter
> > > > of
> > > > > > > the real Delta 2 and that's an exceptionally clear photo.
> > else
> > > > do
> > > > > > > you want to know about it?