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Samantha, the first woman TRA Cert III Rocketeer in Australia will fly the 14' rocket she built with approximately 14,000 N-s.
Samantha, the first woman TRA Cert III Rocketeer in Australia will fly the 14' rocket she built with approximately 14,000 N-s.
42 backers pledged AU$ 4,500 to help bring this project to life.

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Samantha: Rocket Woman of Oz

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Hi, My name is Samantha Ridgway and after designing and hand crafting my 14 foot tall, 8 inch diameter HPR rocket 'Lucky 7', I successfully launched my rocket and became the first woman in Australia to fly and certify on an M motor powered rocket.  

Building the Lucky 7
Building the Lucky 7

This year I intend to be the first woman in Australia to fly an N2000 motor.  This rocket motor is twice as powerful as the M 1500 I flew last time. Along with setting another first in Australian Rocketry I intend to bring along a payload of electronics for testing. 

The funds will cover the fuel and additional materials needed for preparing this rocket as well as providing the means of transport to the Launch site. 

The event will be filmed too and there are some costs associated with documenting the event.

The resulting launch video will be published on the internet.

Become an investor and help us make this historic flight become a reality. 

Sam and Lucky 7
Sam and Lucky 7

Risks and challenges

One thing that could postpone the launch is weather. It is unlikely but possible. If the scheduled launch date is postponed will will simply find another date.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    Your name will be posted on our Lucky 7 Rocket Site as a contributor to the advancement of Rocketry and women in science.

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    An autographed photo of Sam with her Rocket, Lucky 7.

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    A nice autographed mug with Sam and Lucky 7 printed on it.

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    Pledge AU$ 750 or more About $539

    A 3D life-like statue of Samantha with one of her rockets. Approximately 7.5cm tall.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $719

    A signed Colour Poster of Sam with Lucky 7.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,500 or more About $1,079

    A 3D life-like statue of Samantha with one of her rockets. Approximately 12.5cm tall.

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