Build, Learn, & Launch: Introduction to Model Rocketry

SeptemROCK Launchber 27, 28, and 29, 2016 – Orange County Library – Alafaya Trail Branch: Come be a “Rocket Scientist” with us! Build, design, fly, and keep your own model rocket in this three night educational series! Join Rocketry of Orlando’s Community Kids to construct your own rocket, and learn about how each of these pieces work together to make for a smooth flight. On Saturday (October 1), you can join ROCK at the Econlockhatchee State Forest to send your rocket hundreds of feet into the sky! Recommended for ages 11 and up. Seating is limited. Registration is recommended.

Click here to register online

US Army PEO STRI High School Summer Engineering Internship Launch

On July 14,high school students participating in PEO STRI’s Summer Engineering Internship program built and launched model rockets. ROCK members Roger Smith, Bracha Smith, Chris Michielssen, and David Ribakoff set up ROCK’s launch equipment and helped the kids prepare and launch their rockets.

Summer Engineering Interns Group PhotoThe students flew Estes Alphas on A8-3 motors.

Setting Up Alpha for LaunchHere’s a short video of the launches taken with a radio-controlled quadcopter.

You can see more photographs of the launch and read more about it in Chris Michielssen’s Model Rocket Building Blog. Celebrates Five Years

It’birthday-cake-mds been five years since Roger and Bracha Smith took over the reigns of the online model rocketry retailer, To thank all of their customers for supporting the business, is holding a sale event which runs through July 8.

Almost everything at is on sale with savings of up to 50% off the store’s regular low prices.  As always, orders of $48 or more to US addresses ship for free while Florida residents can get free shipping on orders of $20 or more by entering the discount code FLORIDA at checkout.