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The Power of a Puff of Air

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In May the Explorers found that air not only is made of matter, it has enough power to launch a “rocket” to an impressive height.

Hey, Even NASA Started With Suborbital Flights

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In April and May the Explorers built and launched their own rockets. While they did not quite reach orbital velocity, every new space program has to start small. Perhaps one day we will look back on this as the beginning of “one small step for an Explorer, one giant leap for studentkind.”

One Small Stomp for a Student....

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…one soaring flight for Paper-Rocket-Kind.

Over a month earlier we had spent a session building our rockets and had since more-or-less patiently bided our time while lousy weather covered not only our hometown but most of the Midwest. Mother Nature finally relented and sent us a sunny day, giving us the opportunity to at last launch our air-powered rockets into the sky.

The Explorers Space Race

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In March 2011, the Explorers endeavored to reach for the stars. Well, for the tops of the trees, at least.

Launch Day Arrives

After a couple of weeks of wondering whether our rockets would soar or flop, the chance to test them finally came. (See the story “What is this, rocket science?” to see the construction of our rockets at our previous meeting.)

Current weather

OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Clear sky, mist
  • Clear sky, mist
  • Temperature: 69.8 °F / 21 °C
  • Wind: South-Southeast, 4.6 mph
  • Pressure: 1013 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 100 %
  • Visibility: 9.7 km
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Sat, 08/20/2016 - 06:48