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I have some sad news to report. I did a Google search for Robert Compton and found that he'd died in April. I've corresponded with him for, hmm, about fifteen years, and he was a good guy, and a smart guy. He was generous, sending me a copy of another book he'd self-published, as well as a couple gizmos he'd invented (not electronic or anything, just a handy gadget).

Robert had retired perhaps eight years ago and had turned one of his many hobbies into a fulltime thing -- high powered amateur rocketry. Below I've reprised links and quotes regarding his rocket work, and (the reason this is a Velikovsky ping) a link to his book on Velikovsky's chronology revision. I'll be changing my Amazon profile to reflect his decease, as I've been referring people directly to him (via email) when they've wanted to buy one of his remaining copies of the V book. As he said, "it's a good book".

Rest in peace, old bud'. Glad you were right at it right to the end. Sorry I never got to meet you in person.
Badly burned rocket hobbyist dies
by Elizabeth Hume
Sacramento Bee Staff Writer
Friday, April 21, 2006
SACRAMENTO - A man severely burned while building small rockets in his Antelope garage earlier this month died Wednesday night in UC Davis Medical Center, authorities said.

Robert Wayne Compton, 62, was in his garage on Grey Livery Way when the fire started about 7:30 p.m. April 9. The fire was quickly put out, but Compton was severely burned, Sacramento Metro Fire District officials said.

Compton was transported to the Medical Center with burns over more than 30 percent of his body.

An investigation indicated Compton was distilling hydrogen peroxide just before the blaze, district spokesman Engineer Christian Pebbles said.
Static Test of Hydrogen Peroxide Kerosene Motor
by Robert Compton
"Our present plan for the coming year is to develop an 8'' diameter 500 lb/sec throttleable regeneratively cooled motor. The performance of the H2O2/kerosene motors is not trivial producing the highest density impulse of any usable oxidizer/fuel combination. We hope this report will encourage further development among amateur rocket designers."
A guide to Immanuel Velikovsky s Reconstruction of Ancient History: 1550 to 300 BC A guide to Immanuel Velikovsky's
Reconstruction of Ancient History:
1550 to 300 BC

by Robert W Compton

Design notes log, G.O.D. (another title)

The Sacramento L5 Society website still shows Robert as its president.
129 posted on 07/09/2006 2:59:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006.
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To: SunkenCiv

Sorry for the loss of your friend, SunkenCiv. My condolences.

130 posted on 07/09/2006 4:19:17 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: SunkenCiv

Sorry to hear the sad news. Velikovskians should be allowed to live forever...if I'm ever ruler of the universe, I'll see to it.

131 posted on 07/09/2006 7:20:56 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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