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  1. Dark Jedi's Avatar
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    Jan 29, 2009, 8:46 PM - Big changes for Dark Jedi #1

    Hello everyone.

    After 20 plus years of school and having earned a B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering, I finally found a job working for a rocket development company in Huntsville Alabama, which means I am now a car carrying rocket scientist.

    This is a big change for me, and I am honestly terrified right now. Unlike school I will need to make a product, deal with budgets and supervisors, and move out of state. While I am excited, it is a little nervewracking that everything is about to change in a little more than a week.

    One of the changes I am happy about, however, is that I will have an income, which means that I cannot only start working on my costumes again, but I will finally be able to start keeping them! It also means I will be able to find funds for travel, so some of us will finally get a chance to meet in the not to distant future.

    Just felt I would share the news, because TDH is one of the few things I can hold onto as I begin a new future, and honestly while I have never personally met any of you, your help and input on my costumes has always gotten me through even the most hecktic, uncertain times.

    “It’s not brain surgery, it’s rocket science”


    Dark Jedi
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    Jan 29, 2009, 10:18 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #2

    Quote Dark Jedi said: View Post
    which means I am now a car carrying rocket scientist.

    Cars? Don't throw out yer back!

    Seriously, though, congrats on the career move!
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    Jan 29, 2009, 10:27 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #3

    whoot whoot good job vod im sure youll do great and we're behind ya,fam is fam lol

    i gota wonder tho....do brain surgens say "its not rocket science" ?
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    Jan 29, 2009, 10:31 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #4

    So what you are saying is there will be a run of real rockets for our guants and JPs in the near future? LOL

    COngrats
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    Jan 29, 2009, 10:55 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #5

    Quote 99centTaco said: View Post
    So what you are saying is there will be a run of real rockets for our guants and JPs in the near future? LOL

    COngrats
    YIPEY!!! Next all we need are working flamethrowers!!! LOL

    Seriously though, congrats vod!!!
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    Jan 30, 2009, 12:01 AM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #6

    There are few (if any) better places for space development than Huntsville, Alabama; you're certainly going to be in the right place! Good luck and have fun with it; I'm sure everything will work out for you there. Besides, you can probably get good deals on REAL model rockets
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    Jan 30, 2009, 10:24 AM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #7

    how accurate will these said boba fett rockets be?

    will they be able to explode my enemies with little to no evidence?
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    Jan 30, 2009, 11:21 AM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #8

    Congrats! Welcome to the Aerospace Engineering ranks. When you get the chance try to work your way into NASA. I have been in the business for 22 years, be preared for the cycles. I finally gave up on the private sector and went to work for the FAA. I needed "Stability" which is really an oxymoron in the Aerospace industry.

    Enjoy!

    Alan
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    Jan 30, 2009, 11:26 AM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #9

    congrats on the job.

    and alabama is a great plces to live.
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    Jan 30, 2009, 1:05 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #10

    well if you do make an actual rocket be it jet pack or gauntlet, no one will ever park in your spot at work again muahahahahahaha!!!
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    Jan 30, 2009, 3:34 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #11

    Way to go on the job. I am also going to be moving down to the Fort Payne area of Alabama on February 6th or 7th. Maybe we will run into each other some time......
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    Jan 30, 2009, 6:42 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #12

    congrats Bro. This is good news for one TDHer. I hope this will be a great year for the rest of us TDHers.
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    Feb 1, 2009, 1:36 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #13

    Congratulations Dark Jedi! Were gonna be neighbors! I've lived in Huntsville for 20 years. It's great here. Not too big, not too small. PM me when you get settled in.
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    Feb 1, 2009, 1:49 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #14

    Hey, congratulations - this sounds like an awesome job, and you'll love not being a poor student anymore
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    Feb 1, 2009, 2:37 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #15

    I always love hearing good news.
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    Feb 1, 2009, 9:26 PM - Re: Big changes for Dark Jedi #16

    Congratulations man! I've been considering Aerospace as a career. I still want to get more information before I totally jump in. I'll shoot you a PM. Good luck!

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