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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.”

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
  • Clear sky
  • Temperature: 69.8 °F / 21 °C
  • Wind: Calm
  • Pressure: 1017 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 94 %
  • Visibility: 16.1 km
Reported on:
Fri, 08/19/2016 - 02:58