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Class begins as kids and adults settle in for the day
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Classes covered most every aspect of rocketry.
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How a model rocket works, what makes up a model rocket and motor, etc.
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The large group listened intently throughout the day
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Here is what my booth in the back of the room looked like.
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To break up each session, ASTRE has raffles and gave away several model rocket kits!
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I was quite impressed with how well the overall program went.  From content, delivery and the attention of the audience.
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A few FlisKits models even made it into the discussion!
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Punctuated by more prizes.  Here, this young boy receives a Rhino kit!
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Now the building begins!  The kids are building Alpha kits
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With the ASTRE folks and helpful parents, there was plenty of help to go around for everyone building.
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For many of these kids, this was a first for them
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While the glue in the models dried, more sessions were delivered.
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Even a very detailed session on competition rocketry, where Jeff shows details on many high end models
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I think this helicopter model amazed the kids the most.
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And, of course, more prizes!
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First launch of many.  Perfection with a slight chance of overcast is the prediction!
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Great boost, great recovery
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and quick retrieval
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Friends and family look on as one rocket after another takes to the air.
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Between racks of rockets, I filled the time with short demo launches.  Here we have a Frick-n-Frack going up.
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good boost
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Stage separation
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And the sustainer pulls away from the stack!
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It was an overcast day (hot though) but everyone made the best of it.
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Another perfect flight!
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Last student launch of the day.  It had begun raining but we persevered!
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Last launch of the day, rain and all, was the Decaffeinator.  The kids loved this one!
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Good boost and recovery close by.  It was a good day!

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