“…first to push amateur rockets past Mach 1…”
Hahahahahahahahaha…

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From: psas-team-boun...@lists.psas.pdx.edu 
[mailto:psas-team-boun...@lists.psas.pdx.edu] On Behalf Of Will Harrington
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:17 PM
To: Erin Schmidt
Cc: Andrew Greenberg; psas-team
Subject: Re: [PSAS] We're in Popular Mechanics, kind of.

Yeah my bad. Is there a link to the current one or is it print only?

->Will

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 1:15 PM, Erin Schmidt 
<es...@pdx.edu<mailto:es...@pdx.edu>> wrote:

This is the article from last year, not the present one.

Ad astra
Erin Schmidt
On 22 Mar 2016 11:51 am, "Will Harrington" <w...@pdx.edu<mailto:w...@pdx.edu>> 
wrote:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a16722/hobbyist-rocket-space-race/

->Will

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:14 AM, Andrew Greenberg 
<a...@ece.pdx.edu<mailto:a...@ece.pdx.edu>> wrote:
Hi everyone!

Well huh. About 4 months ago Chevrolet contacted us saying they'd like
to feature us in an add campaign called "Unexpected standouts" or
something like that. We said "great!". So I wrote a bunch of stuff about
us, mostly answering their questions, sent in a bunch of pictures of the
team, and then asked to double check the copy of what they were actually
going to send out. And then we never heard anything back.

Well, just today we found out the there's a giant Art Deco (?) version
of *me*  in the current Popular Mechanics with a few heavily edited
quotes. Huh.

The good news: it's great publicity. And some of the quotes aren't bad.
And it points to our website!

The bad news: they totally screwed up a couple of the facts. Most
egregiously, they say "... first to push amateur rockets past Mach 1"
which of course is stupidly wrong. The only claim we've ever made is
that we might have been the first group to "push WiFi past Mach 1".
That's a cringe-worthy error. This is why, for the record, you always
ask to see the final copy on this kind of thing.

I wanted to let you all know because it's good publicity, but please be
ready for some backlash about their stupid mistake.

See you tonight,

Andrew

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