Many people are fascinated by the prospects of space exploration and the rockets that enable these adventures. This fascination makes rocketry an excellent venue for teaching and learning of physical sciences, mathematics, scientific method, and critical thinking. It provides practice in manual, mechanical, and problem solving skills, and through group projects promotes the development of social and leadership skills. Abilities cultivated in the study of rocketry are useful in many aspects of life.
Richard Nakka's Experimental Rocketry Site
See report. Amateur advanced or Experimental and student rocketry groups develop sophisticated rockets that are reaching towards the threshold of space km or so depending on whom you ask! The vehicles include liquid and hybrid propulsion technology in addition to solid fuel motors. Besides trying to break high altitude records , these rockets are intended to provide low cost vehicles for research in such areas as microgravity. Though these advanced rocket projects demand enormous amounts of work and dedication, they are fun, exciting and educational for all involved.
Introduction to Amateur Rocketry:
This page contains links to software of various kinds: applications, applets and shareware directories that may be helpful for analysis and design work. Ingredients are selected from a list to which new items can be added. ME' file for instructions on directory settings. Define Your multistage rocket and this program predicts its trajectory.
SugPro is a new e-mail discussion forum that invites users to discuss all aspects of sugar-propellant rocketry. Ask questions, discuss your rocketry projects, tell us about your successes and failures. Newbies and old-hands are welcome to join in this friendly discussion forum. ARL Library is probably the best page on the net for amateur rocketry related web resources, including lots of useful downloadable software and links to every known experimental rocketry web site.