November 06, 2003


This site (click this link) has just been put up thanks to the volunteer efforts of rocketeers across the US. It will be referred to during the commercial breaks of The Great Rocketry Challenge scheduled to air beginning November 9th on the Discovery Channel.

Lots of great information there.

Posted by Ted at November 6, 2003 05:32 AM
Category: Rocketry

There was something on the discovery channel about rockets the other night dad. We were flipping through the channels as we were giong to bed. Just thought that I would mention it.

Posted by: Robyn at November 6, 2003 10:54 AM


Posted by: Ted at November 6, 2003 11:11 AM

The Rocket Challenge series is outSTANDING coverage that shows what a exciting hobby rocketry is for people of all ages, how it inspires creativity, technical prowess and craftsmanship. It’s also a lot of fun!

here is the re-air schedule

[ Times shown are EST ]

--- Thursday/Friday, Nov 13/14 2003 ---
08:00 PM Wild and Weird Rockets
09:00 PM How High Can You Fly?
10:00 PM Supersonic Speed Demons
11:00 PM Wild and Weird Rockets
12:00 AM How High Can You Fly?
01:00 AM Supersonic Speed Demons

--- Saturday, Nov 15 2003 ---
12:00 PM Wild and Weird Rockets
01:00 PM How High Can You Fly?
02:00 PM Supersonic Speed Demons

--- Saturday, Nov 22 2003 ---
05:00 PM Wild and Weird Rockets
06:00 PM How High Can You Fly?
07:00 PM Supersonic Speed Demons

and here are the blurbs from TDC

Wild and Weird Rockets

The largest amateur rocket competition blasts off in Kansas -- with a chance to break world records and put some of the most unusual rockets into the atmosphere. Can the Aurora hit Mach 2? And can an outhouse really fly?

How High Can You Fly?

The highest bowling ball wins! Rocketeers launch rockets with 16-pound bowling balls in a heavyweight altitude challenge. And which team will win from the ground up as teams race to build and launch an 8 ft rocket from scratch in just a matter of hours.

Supersonic Speed Demons

Speed is the challenge, as rocketeers compete to build and fly the fastest home built rocket at speeds over 1300 miles per hour. And viewers will see who can launch a rocket with the most precision in a target based, high-stress competition.

[ source: The Discovery Channel Online at ]

- iz

Posted by: Ismaeel Abdur-Rasheed at November 10, 2003 11:05 PM
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