Presidio, Texas, Rocketry Teacher Gets Green Card

Two years ago, Shella Condino, a Texas teacher known for using rocketry to inspire and educate, received a letter from the US Immigrations Service saying, “You are not authorized to remain in the United States and to depart as soon as possible.”

A Texas congressman investigated and learned that the letter had been sent by mistake. Shella Condino now has a “Green Card” and continues to inspire her students in Presidio, Texas. Earlier this year, she once again, lead a team of kids to the Team America Rocketry Challenge finals. The team finished fourth over all in the nationwide competition.

Jose Galindo, Lizzbeth Jordan, and Marissa Gray

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Free Android App Measures Diameters

A new Android app which measures diameters may be useful to rocketry hobbyists. ON Diameter is a free app which measures the diameter of an object such as a model rocket body tube.

You place the object to be measured anywhere on your Android device’s screen then move three cross points to align with the object’s boundary. The object’s diameter and area will be shown on the screen. You can toggle the units to select inches or millimeters.

The screen shots above show the app being used to measure several items as well as the screens used to calibrate your device for accurate measurements.

The ON Diameter app is available from the Google Play store.

Some Exceptional Deals on Quest Aerospace Products

BP Hobbies has some Quest products, including motors and a few OOP kits, at closeout prices.

Quest is selling their Aerospace One kit at 50% off the list price on their web site.





2011 Rocketry Holiday Sales

‘Tis the season for savings ….

Here’s a list of sales by rocketry product vendors that have been announced.’s 2011 Holiday Sale – Special markdowns and, after the sale ends, a gift certificate will be sent by email that can be used for a later purchase from or send to someone else as a gift. The sale begins on Thanksgiving, November 24, and ends on Sunday, November 27. Rocketry Warehouse’s Black Friday Sale – November 25. Madcow Rocketry’s Black Friday Sale – November 25. The sale begins at 6am PST (9am EST) and ends when the listed stock of sale items are all sold. Fliskits – Free domestic shipping through the end of December. SquirrelWorks – Specials throughout the holiday season. Wildman Rocketry Black Saturday Sale – Saturday November 26. Quest Aerospace’s Three-Day Thanksgiving Sale – Starts November 25 and ends November 27. Sale prices on rocket motors, igniters and kits. Featherweight

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