Category: Rocketry

2020 KSF – Best In Show

For the last 20 or so years the STEM division (Astronomy, Computer Systems, Robotics, Rocketry, and UAS) judges have had a tradition where while they judge they look for entries that are considered “Best In Show.” There are no defined rules that distinguish a rocket as “best in show,” it is entirely at the discretion …

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2020 Kansas State Fair Virtual Exhibit Packets

The 2020 Kansas State Fair 4-H SpaceTech exhibits are going virtual. Below you will find the forms for each of the SpaceTech exhibit classes. These are designed to provide a consistent experience for both youth and judges. You can see an example of the rocketry exhibit form completed to give you and idea what a …

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Rocket launches and fire safety

This is a safety reminder about Kansas 4-H rocketry rules as they relate to fire bans in Kansas. While many parts of Kansas have recently experienced strong storms, we know that weather conditions can change rapidly, often in only a few days or weeks.  The 2020 Kansas State Fair rocketry rules state “if a fire burn ban is in effect for any county …

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Choosing Your First Rocket

Congratulations on participating in the 4-H Rocketry project. In this blog post I want to provide you with some tips on picking out a rocket for the county fair. These tips apply to most counties in Kansas but possibly not all.  These tips will also help you if you are eligible to take your rocket …

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National Association of Rocketry High Power Rocket Safety Code (Aug 2012)

This is a copy of the NAR High Power Rocket Safety Code and is only listed here for referance. The original document can be found at http://www.nar.org/safety-information/high-power-rocket-safety-code/ Please refer to this link for the most up to date version of the High Power Rocket Safety Code. High Power Rocket Safety Code Effective August 2012 Certification. I …

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National Association of Rocketry Model Rocketry Safety Code (Aug 2012)

This is a copy of the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code and is only listed here for referance. The original document can be found at http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ Please refer to this link for the most up to date version of the Model Rocket Safety Code. Model Rocket Safety Code Effective August 2012 Materials. I will use only …

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Rocketry Crib Sheet (Finding height & other math)

This is a quick crib sheet to help you as you build model rockets. There is much more to be found on the Internet. If you find a helpful link please share it in the comments section below. To Convert Inches (in) to Centimeters (cm):       (in) * 2.54 = (cm’s) Example: 5 in * 2.54 …

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