Wednesday, 25 November 2015 09:32

St. Vincent School Student Launch

St. Vincent School Student Launch Heather Park
On Monday, November 23, 2015, St. Vincent school students particpated in an educational rocket launch on the school's baseball field. This launch involved to classes that Dr. Dasch Houdeshel teaches. Students were grouped into 3-4 sets of teams. And prior to launching were asked to give a brief summery of building and creating their rockets, and problems they had and how they solved them.

We had perfect weather. Randall and I got to the school early and set up. We had 16 rockets to fly and 3 deployed perfectly.

Randall gave a brief safety meeting and throughout the launch we would re-brief student of proper basic field safety. All rockets used B6-4 motors except for one rocket which due to its weight we used a C6-0 motor. Most rockets flew well however during 50 percent of the deployments the parachutes failed. We had two totally successful rockets deploy perfectly. 

Dr. Dasch also flew his own rocket.

We really enjoyed talking the the elementary aged children and answering their questions. It was really fun to see student teams be able to re-fly a fixed or re-glued rocket.

Thanks to Randall for his support and help during this launch
Heather Park.

 

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