Host a Rocket
Contest and Help Kids Reach for the Stars
on = July 29, 2007, 1:46 pm
Release Author = Jack Colpas / Helping
Kids Reach for the Stars
Release Summary = Host a rocketry contest. The contest,
which is designed to be run by local organizations, is safe, easy
and affordable. Compete locally. Celebrate nationally. Contestants
get to build and launch a rocket and are entered in a national contest.
Sponsors receive recognition and the satisfaction of Helping Kids
Reach for the Stars. Nothing draws more attention than a rocket
Release Body = Jack and Kathy Colpas are retired public
school educators. Their Helping Kids Reach for
the Stars model rocketry program has recently
been designated as an Educational Outreach of the Christa
McAuliffe ~ Challenger Center. This year Barbara
Morgan, Christa’s successor in NASA’s Teacher-in-Space
program will fly into orbit. To celebrate the program’s
designation and to honor these amazing women, Jack and Kathy
are launching the Reach for the Stars rocket contest.
locally. Celebrate nationally. The contest, which is designed
to be run by local organizations, is safe, easy and affordable.
Everyone benefits. All contestants get a reusable Estes rocket as
well as the unforgettable experience of launching a solid-fuel powered
model hundreds of feet into the sky. They also receive a commemorative
achievement certificate - suitable for framing. Each certificate
bears an inspirational quote from Christa McAuliffe.
Sponsors receive recognition and the satisfaction of Helping
Kids Reach for the Stars. Nothing draws more attention
than a rocket launch. These events are often covered by the news
a local event is as easy as 3, 2, 1. Three - find at least twelve
contestants and order supplies. Two - build and launch your rockets.
One - award certificates and prizes. Special pricing brings the
total cost down to ten to twelve dollars per contestant. In most
cases that is less than the list price of the rocket alone. A step-by-step
video and on-line help are available to guide you. More information
is at www.TheRocketman.net.
There are contest levels for ages eight to adult. Time and supplies
are limited. Get started now.
from local events are entered in the national contest. National
winners get to launch their rockets with the original Rocket
Boys at the October Sky Festival in Coalwood,
West Virginia and see author Homer Hickam. They
will also receive an engraved, wood model of the space shuttle as
well as other prizes.
1957 the Russians ignited the Space Race by launching Sputnik
- the earth’s first man-made satellite. Since then we have
witnessed men on the moon, space stations, Mars landings, even the
sampling of a comet’s tail. Celebrate 50 years of space flight
with our Reach for the Stars contest. Everyone remembers their first
rocket launch. What other activity can you say that about?
Site = http://therocketman.net
Details = Jack Colpas
Helping Kids Reach for the Stars
Phone / FAX (941) 955-3958
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