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Lincoln County Cadets Studying Rocketry

June 15, 2022

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Cadets in Lincoln County Composite Squadron will be studying rocketry for the next few months to allow them to achieve their model rocketry badges.

The Model Rocketry program is an achievement for cadets interested in the science, technology, and flight of model rockets. The basic Model Rocketry level introduces cadets to the hobby and science of model rocketry. The program begins with simple alternative-power models and progressively challenges cadets to construct more advanced models in three stages.

  • The Redstone Stage reviews the history of rocketry and its great pioneers, to include Robert Goddard and Werhner Von Braun.
  • The Titan Stage details the physical laws which govern objects on the Earth, in the air and in space above us.
  • The Saturn Stage presents information on trigonometry for altitude tracking, and physics of impulse and thrust associated with solid propellant motors typically used in model rocketry.

Cadets who complete the written and performance requirements for each of the 3 stages, as certified by their unit commander, will be awarded the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge.

The CAP basic and advanced rocketry programs are is based on traditional model rocketry that has general wide acceptance throughout the United States. There are alternate rocketry projects for those who live in areas where model rocketry is not permitted.

Watch one of the initial activities, launching rockets with rubber bands, on Facebook:

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