>Fun little tidbit

November 12, 2008 § 3 Comments

>I was prompted today to research the origins of the “rocketmail.com” email account. It appears that rocketmail was bought by Yahoo! in the late 90’s, and has since returned this past June as an e-mail provider. However, the interesting gems that came out of this investigash are, per wikipedia:
“Rocket mail is the delivery of mail by rocket or missile. The rocket would land by deploying an internal parachute upon arrival. It has been attempted by various organisations in many different countries, with varying levels of success. […]
The first successful delivery of mail by a rocket in the United States was made on 23 February 1936, when two rockets that were launched from the New Jersey shore of Greenwood Lake landed on the New York shore, some 300 metres away.”

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§ 3 Responses to >Fun little tidbit

  • Andrew says:

    >Yes, we should most def try to meet at a race next year! I would do Eagleman but its such a pain in the ass to get to and is the same weekend as Kansas 70.3 (which I did last year and loved).

  • Alyssa says:

    >haha, love that you think Kansas is way easier to get to than the eastern shore of MD 🙂 But I guess when you’re living in Alabama, that could be true.

  • Andrew says:

    >LOL…Honestly though, if you have to fly to a race, it all comes down to distance from the airport which is why Eagleman is kind of a pain to get to.

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