>Fun little tidbit

>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.”

Published by Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails: in 2018 she set the female supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on Vermont's 273 mile Long Trail in 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 2020 she set the women's supported FKT for climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She is a triathlon and running coach, and also enjoys spending time guiding hikers out on the trails. Alyssa is based in Charlottesville, VA with her dog Ramona.

0 comments on “>Fun little tidbit”

  1. >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).

  2. >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.

  3. >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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