PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
There are many ways to mentor. The easiest
is at a local school where you can help math and science teachers with their students. Plan now to help next fall.
Kids love to build and fly and sometimes
they discover learning is fun!
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have badges for rocketry.
The boys love a good drag race!
Speaking of racing, building and flying doesn't always happen inside. Our
club, The Birmingham Rocket Boys, held this build and fly event with the Girl Scouts on the infield of the fastest race track
in the world; Talladega Speedway.
Verna was with club president, Ron Dunn and founder, Ron Witherspoon.
Yes, the girls are just as good as the boys
when it comes to rocketry and knowing they were doing this at Talladega was not lost on them.
Mentoring is not limited to
elementary students. This TARC group (Team
America Rocketry Challenge) is from
Phillips Academy; a school in Birmingham. They competed for college
scholarships through a national egg lofting competition. In order to qualify
there are very specific guidelines for flying and recovering a raw egg
Mentoring even extends to college level engineering. This
group of young men was a part of the USLI Program. The NASA University
Student Launch Initiative (USLI)
is a research-based, competitive, and experiential exploration project that
provides relevant and cost effective research and development. Their
goal is employment after graduation and most of them will have a job in a
related field before they graduate.
Their flight went very well.
Yes, there are ladies who participate in USLI
too. This particular group was from the University of Alabama and there are many such teams from colleges and universities
all over the country.
Even fashionistas love rocketry!
Of course, rocketry does have it's dangerous
side. Don't be surprised if you come to fly a rocket and end up with the love of your life.
Whether you mentor, find your one and only, or just come to fly, rocketry
will put a smile on your face.
Go to full screen, turn your speakers
up and take a look!
Trailer by Rachel Bostwick
Looking for the perfect
Babe - Dust Storm
Rocket Babe - Fallen Angel
Rocket Babe - Ant Men
Rocket Babe - Reflection
Go To Fire & Smoke!