Monday, 06 July 2015 17:43

UROC to help Hill AFB kids fly

UROC is looking for a couple more helpers for the Hill AFB Kids Rocket Camp Event. The camp takes place on July 15 & 17th from 10 AM to 11 AM.  THis has been a very succesful event in years' past and hope to continue that tradition.
 
Because the class on Wednesday the 15th is on base - we must have your information to turn in by the 13th or you can't get on base.
Friday the 17th will be at a park near the base..  We will launch the rockets the kids build on Wednesday.
 
If you can help at all, please contact Heather Park or Randall Redd they will be able to provide further details and locations.
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Thursday, 11 November 2004 10:11

What is Model Rocketry?

Model rocketry was developed during the "space race" era as an alternative to the amateur rocket activity -- involving metallic airframes and the mixing of dangerous propellants -- that was responsible for injuring and even killing numerous young scientific experimenters. 

Model rockets are constructed of much safer materials -- such as cardboard, plastic, and balsa wood -- and are fueled by single-use rocket motors manufactured by professional concerns. These rockets may be flown over and over simply by replacing the used motor with a fresh one. They typically contain a parachute, streamer, or other recovery device that allows them to land gently for later reflight. The modeler need never mix, pack, or work with explosives or propellants.

Today, model rocket kits and motors can be purchased in almost every hobby shop and toy store. Kits are designed for all ages and all levels of challenge, from simple starter kits to complicated scale models. Motor power ranges from "1/4A" (the smallest) to "G" -- enough power to lift a six-foot model and a hefty payload!

Model rockets must be flown in compliance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code

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