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July 7, 2006:
The preluce for final prep of C-2 and boom

Today was a fun day for Mickey, the Hebb clan, the Nally clan and the Witte clan. Here is Cousin Arthur waiting for today's finale. Also in attendance is part of the Witte clan - Teasie, Liza and Matthew. Even from Singapore, I felt the excitment that Mickey, Ken and their team create.

For orientation, here is our reference photo

Discovering how Ken links the shock tubes to sequence the ignition

Mickey, Ken and a Discoverer linking the shock tubes

Ken on the C-2 base with the leading shock tube

Teasie, Matthew and Liza with C-2 and the shock-tube array in the background

Sonny and Stan (on top)Taking good care of Mickey's new Copco

Stan protecting Mickey's new Copco on the C-1 base with a nice rubber tire blanket

After the wrapping - Stan hopping off while Sonny just chills a bit

Mickey and the shock tube line to C-2

Discovering how Mickey plants the master shock tube and receiver unit

James and the whistle

Art and his Eddie R

James, Art, the Eddie R, Ken and the Discovery team

Our man, Sparky - smiling as usual

Our man, quiet Manny - always with a smile

An almost completely unbuilt P-9

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