The Rocketeers

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June 13 2012 7:00 AM

The Rocketeers

When I was a kid, I loved shooting off model rockets. I don't know how many I wound up building and launching with friends.

I kinda wish I had stuck with it. Maybe then I'd be doing this now:

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That segment was done for QUEST, a multimedia series out of the PBS station KQED in northern California. I think rocketry is a great hobby, but the part about using it to teach the high schools students was inspiring. Like that teacher said, they may not go on to become rocket scientists, but they'll have a unique experience of teamwork, learning, and being a part of something that is just, simply, really freaking cool.