Category Archives: Rocketry Education

All things Sputnik – 55th anniversary

Today is the 55th anniversary of Sputnik. The first man made object to orbit the earth, Sputnik blazed the way and ushered in the Space Race. Lets take time out today to celebrate with all things Sputnik. Here are ten … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Model Rocketry Starter Kit

Just started a new gallery page of Starter kits from the past. Click the image to Enter

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Great video of a clear acrylic hybrid rocket engine

The engine built for demonstration purpose only allows you to see the dynamics inside a hybrid rocket engine.

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Interns to launch Colorado’s largest model rocket

  UPDATE JULY 28th –   ——————————————————————– The 2012 Intern Rocket Launch at United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace is scheduled for July 28th in Pueblo,CO. Interns will launch a series of large rockets including one called the Future Rocket … Continue reading

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2013 TARC Rules released

From the AIA: The 2013 Team America Rocketry Challenge offers a new challenge to the student teams. Here are some of the highlights for the 2013 contest: 1.Target altitude of 750 feet 2.Duration of flight should be between 48-50 seconds … Continue reading

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50th anniversary of Starfish Prime

50 years ago today the U.S. detonated a nuclear weapon 250 miles up in space. This was the Starfish Prime test.The warhead launched by a Thor missile reached an altitude of  680 miles and was detonated on its downward flight. A total … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Hermann Oberth

Today is the Birthday of one of the major fathers of modern Rocketry, Hermann Oberth. Born in Romania on June 25th 1894 he became obsessed with Jules Verne’s novel “From the Earth to the Moon” when he was still a … Continue reading

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