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The spaceship contest

The spaceship contest

First things first, start with ingenuity
A good pair of glasses to help with visual acuity
And of course a good set of directions would work
You could assemble a team and a sales clerk
Determine a budget
A trip for wire and cardboard to Target
Create a small scale and give it a test
Spend hours upon hours getting obsessed
Try to contact NASA for advice
You’ll be lucky if they call you back and they’re nice
Laugh a lot, really laugh
When you run out of ink while drawing on your graph
Film a video and make a fool of yourself
The next day your movie has been stolen by a little elf
Take a trip to the junkyard or the dump 
Dig up some old metal and plastic covered in grump 
What ever you do don’t upset your wife 
By spilling oil and cutting the counter with a knife
Spend many hours having lots of fun
Twisted up in a enormous mess thinking you’ve won

Inspired by Matt Caliri how to build a spaceship contest! 

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  1. Date: 1/12/2010 1:22:00 PM
    sure is one way to have fun!

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 3:39:00 PM
    Funny! You seem to have a good plan for your spaceship. This was a tough challenge, but you rose up to it nicely, Laura. Best of luck in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 7:25:00 AM
    This is so much fun to read, you really made me laugh with this one. Best of Luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 10:08:00 PM
    What a topic for a Contest! : ) It's so hard... You did it very nice. Good luck in Matt's Challenge, Laura. Ruben

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 5:46:00 PM
    Such a delight to read, Laura...this was a gem! I can see the whole process for start to finish!! I hope it made it to the stars and back! :)

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 5:10:00 PM
    Hilarious stuff, Laura!...Makes me want to go out and tinker in my tool-shed! My 'spaceship' would probably fizzle at blast-off and crash in my pond! Oh well, like you said it would be fun! (After the neighbors stopped pointing and laughing of course)...Good luck in the contest! - Tim