When I was growing up model rocketry was a big part of my life. Estes rockets were big in the stores. You know the balsa wood wood rocket models that would be held together by wood glue, followed by small chemical powered engines that would pop their tops and come back down with a parachute. I loved this things growing up. Me and my Dad would build them all the time. In fact I even remember doing one in our small town for a school project in a field across from our school. A few other fathers got into it as well. You could apply stickers and paint them. I remember we built this one, and my Dad really got into it and spray painted it with a beautiful sparkling paint job and it was beautiful. The first time we launched it the parachute failed to deploy only to have it fall to Earth in a heap of rubble. I remember he wasn't to happy. I missed looking though those old catalogs, and had memories of imagining them. Some were quite large as well. I found a collection and a specific catalog that brought back a lot of memories from 1982. Pretty cool stuff. Anyways else remember them?