There is no better way to do it than with a rocket launch. Booker Middle School students Reaching for the Stars. Watching these kids Will make you want to Get involved. The nation needs to generate interest in.
Jack & Kathy Colpas with Center Director, Ray Griffin Christa’s mom, Grace Corrigan launching one of our rockets at the October Sky Festival
To honor Christa we launched the Annual Event since 2006
Fantastic Program for Scouts or Youth Groups. Qualifies for 4H - CAP - BSA Badges and Advancement Great training for the Team America Rocketry Challenge NASA Student Launch Initiative FSGC Hybrid Rocket Competition
3…3…3…3… *B*B*B*Build your rockets *t*t*t*takes about 1 ½ hours *L*L*L*Launch *S*S*S*Sports Fields (baseball, football, parks, etc.) make great launch sites *N*N*N*No Licensing or FAA Permit required (FAR 101) 2…2…2…2… 1…1…1…1… *O*O*O*Order your rocketry supplies *E*E*E* us your numbers – we’ll provide a * ‘* ‘* ‘* ‘no obligation’ estimate *M*M*M*Mark & Measure landing spots *A*A*A*All rockets determined to be safe - launch again *C*C*C*Closest average landing to target wins local event!! *A*A*A*Award certificates *s*s*s*submit your results by annual deadline It’s that easy!
Competition Sponsor - Benefits *P*P*P*Provides Terrific PR for you and your organization. *R*R*R*Rocket launches are Fantastic Attention Getters! *G*G*G*Give groups in your Community a chance to compete in a national event. *I*I*I*Ignite interest in – *S*S*S*Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. *Y*Y*Y*Your purchase is Helping Kids Reach for the Stars Everyone remembers their first rocket launch. What other activity can you say that about? Great PR for your group or organization!
Featured on the Education Channel. Covered on TV news. Highlighted in newspapers. Detailed in Educational Journals. Launches are good publicity.
Competition Cost Each contestant gets: Model Rocket Kit - to build and keep Supplies for Two Launches Certificate of Achievement & Competition Registration All for about the cost of a movie, popcorn and a drink! Event Held Locally Only the 3 National Winners have to Travel Affordable enough to involve ALL of your kids!
Fund Raising with the **M**Many National STEM Competitions charge a $20 Registration fee per competitor **P**Plus Hundreds (often Thousands) for equipment and travel **R**RFTS Total Cost is around $15 per competitor (2014 pricing) **Y**Your organization / club can raise an additional $5 or $10 per competitor **R**Reasonable – each competitor receives well over $20 worth of supplies plus entry into National Competition plus a Commemorative Certificate **U**Use the profit to fund other (rocketry) programs
If anyone should ask…. Braden River Middle Newton’s Laws force & motion aerodynamics resistance chemistry gravitation math triangulation friction... Sarasota Middle “I never knew I could build a rocket. Let alone make it FLY!” Booker Middle School student
Rocket Choices Many Rocket Kits qualify Some of the most popular models *Estes *Estes (Alpha, Alpha III, Gen.E2X) *Quest *Quest (Astra, Astra III) *Custom *Custom (Freedom, Venture) *– or build your own! *Length *Length 11 ½” to 15 ½” Diameter 7/8 ” to 1 ¼ ” Kits come with easy-to-follow instructions. Pause-for-Science Rocket Construction and Launch Prep video available at no charge at Everyone gets to keep their rocket!
Model Rocketry and National Standards – from NASA National Standards (5 - 8) Science Design and conduct a scientific investigation. Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence. Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations. Demonstrate an understanding of properties and changes of properties in matter. Demonstrate an understanding of motions and forces. Demonstrate an understanding of transfer of energy. Implement a proposed design. Design and conduct a scientific investigation. Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence. Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations. Demonstrate an understanding of properties and changes of properties in matter. Demonstrate an understanding of motions and forces. Demonstrate an understanding of transfer of energy. Implement a proposed design.Mathematics Extend an understanding of the concepts of perimeter, area, volume, angle measure, capacity, and weight and mass. Technology Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (e.g., Web tools) to support learning and research. National Standards (9-12) Science Design and conduct scientific investigations. Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications. Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and properties of matter. Demonstrate an understanding of motions and forces. Demonstrate an understanding of the interactions of energy and matter. Implement a proposed solution. Technology Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning.
Compete Locally All Contestants *Build *Build and launch launch their own solid-fuel powered model rocket *Receive *Receive Certificates of Achievement *Featuring *Featuring the artwork of Astronaut & Moonwalker, Alan Bean *Bearing *Bearing an inspirational quote from Christa McAuliffe *Suitable *Suitable for framing Local winner *Receives *Receives Winner’s Certificate *Results *Results are entered into the National Competition
3 National Winners invited* to celebrate under an ‘October Sky’ at US Space & Rocket Center “Space City” – Huntsville, Alabama *Launch from Homer Hickam Field *Experience Space Simulators *Visit the Space Camp ….& more! *Transportation, lodging and meals not included Mars Wall Climb Celebrate Nationally Winners celebrate At Pathfinder Inspiration for the Movie Ride Space Sims
Act Now Supplies and Time are Limited Check website for dates and deadlines. – Order Early! *Engines *Engines must be Ground Shipped. *Allow *Allow 2 – 3 weeks for delivery to avoid $25+ HazMat fee. Contact us for any of your model rocket questions or needs. 20% Off Estes, Quest & Custom catalog prices! Phone (941) / Fax (206)
Astronauts is endorsed by: Bill Readdy Jon McBride Moon Walker / Astronaut / Artist Alan Bean Competitor’s Name Group Mark Lee Tom Jones
Astronauts is endorsed by: Marcos Pontes Jerry Ross Senator Bill Nelson Local Hosts choose an American Astronaut to Honor with their Event Kennedy Space Center Director, Astronaut Bob Cabana inspires YMCA kids pre-launch John Blaha
Homer Hickam’s book Rocket Boys and movie October Sky provide the inspiration… Get your kids involved !
Retired NASA Engineer / Author is endorsed by: Homer Hickam Jimmy “O’Dell” CarrollRoy Lee Cooke & The Rocket Boys Billy Rose National Winner Danielle Pate
Designer of the X-Prize Eagle Steve McGrath Vanguard Industries – Steve McGrath and Jack Colpas is endorsed by:
Homer Hickam & the “Rocket Boys” Recommend the Competition Estes Educator supports our Teacher Workshops and awards prizes to National Winners COSROCS Director of Education, Dr. Warren Layfield endorses our program Space Camp – US Space & Rocket Center Hosts National Winners’ Celebration
Florida Space Research Institute furthers Teacher Training. National Association of Rocketry sets the safety standards. SECME (Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering) recommends the program. National Space Society - Southwest Florida Chapter President, Jay Wittner recommends our program and contest
Kennedy Space Center – Visitor Complex hosts the National Finals Hampton Inn - Provides lodging for National Competitors G.WIZ Hands-on Science Museum recommends our program and contest Kick-off of Competition at the October Sky Festival Endorsed by Steve McGrath – Vanguard Spacecraft Designer of the X-Prize Eagle
-The Florida Association of Science Teachers -The Florida League of Middle Schools -The Private School Consultancy endorses the program and publicized it at the National Science Teachers Association Conference has been presented at. - The National Space Grant Consortium Conference.
Jack Colpas launching at the Astronaut Hall of Fame – KSC with Education Director, Eric Stiles Chrissy Sokol, AHOF Launch Safety Officer building a rocket at one of our workshops
Jack & Kathy Colpas, program directors (941) Wishing you light winds on launch day! Over 50 years of combined experience as educators.