RocketReviews.com

Archives

Rocket4TheCure – New World’s Record As Teens Launch Almost 4000 Rockets at Once

On October 26, 2014, High school students Sanzio Angili and Dylan Whitesel of Chesterfield, Virginia, raised $20,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and broke a world record by launching 3973 model rockets at one time.

Supporters sponsored the event by donating $10 for each rocket, many of which were labeled with the name of a person being honored or remembered.

The two students, along with family and friends, assembled the rockets in the months before the launch.

The rockets were launched at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.

8NEWS – WRIC | News Where You Live

google_ad_client = “pub-4904471974338763”; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = “468x60_as”; google_ad_type = “text_image”; google_ad_channel = “0339169957047160”; google_color_border = “#FFFFFF”; google_color_bg = “#FFFFFF”; google_color_link = “#0000cc”; google_color_text = “#000000”; google_color_url = “#1111FF”; google_ui_features = “rc:0”;

Model Rockets Take to the Sky

On Juky 22, KTVN Channel 2 aired a new story about Reno Rocketry, the Northern Nevada chapter of Tripoli.

 

The station’s videographer placed GoPro cameras under and near the launch pads to obtain dramatic video of the launches. The “drag race” shot was accidental. “User error” resulted in several rockets launching at once.

 

For Texas rocketry club and their inspirational teacher, the sky is just the beginning

“Where the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos meet in west Texas is believed to be the oldest continuously-cultivated land in America. But the most precious crop you’ll find there today is dreams ….”

Ellis Kansas Declared ‘Rocket Town’

The city council of Ellis, Kansas, passed a declaration to call the city “Rocket Town” on July 28, 2011. The declaration is in honor of the fourth anniversary of Big Creek Rocketry, a rocketry education program offered through the Ellis Public Library.

At the city council’s regular meeting on July 5, 2011, Ellis mayor Dave McDaniel read the proclamation calling for the city of about 2000 residents to be called “Rocket Town” on July 28. On July 28, Big Creek Rocketry will host a night model rocket launch.

OMG! CATO Among New Words in Oxford Dictionary

Major news media outlets recently reported that the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) for 2011 include several time-saving online abbreviations. Abbreviations such as LOL, OMG, and IMHO are familiar to most people who have spent any time on internet discussion forums, reading email, or composing “Tweets.”

The media, however, failed to note another abbreviation found among the 900 new words, CATO.

A contrived initialism for “Catastrophe At Take Off,” the abbreviation CATO is used as a noun and is generally defined as “a catastrophic failure.” Although originally used to describe the dramatic malfunction of a rocket motor, the use of CATO has broadened to include a range of calamitous events such as a rocket “shredding” in flight due to aerodynamic stress or a participant in an online discussion suffering apparent meltdown as the result of others committing common grammar mistakes.

No one from the OED was available to comment on the

Continue reading OMG! CATO Among New Words in Oxford Dictionary …