Fall 2006

Gerhard Zucker’s Rocket Mail


For Christopher Turner’s essay from issue 23 on Gerhard Zucker, see here.

Click here to hear an mp3 of one of Zucker’s launches.

Zucker is heard saying: “What you can see here is one of my mail rockets; it has a new shape, namely the streamlined shape. At the tip of the rocket is a rubber buffer, which is there to cushion the blow when it comes down. I now put the letters inside – all in all 600 – and the launch will take place in a couple of minutes ... One, two, three!”