Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:45 pm Post subject: Host a Rocket Contest and Help Kids Reach for the Stars
Released on = July 29, 2007, 1:46 pm
Press Release Author = Jack Colpas / Helping Kids Reach for the Stars
Industry = Aerospace, Education, Non-Profit, Entertainment
Press 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 launch.
Press 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.
Compete 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 media.
Running 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 .. Time and supplies are limited. Get started now.
Results 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.
In 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?
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