High School Seniors Sanzio Angeli, of Clover Hill High School, and Dylan Whitesel, of Midlothian High School, hope to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer research and break a world record at the same time. They are combining their love for model rocketry with community citizenship to create "Rocket4theCure." Sanzio and Dylan are selling model rockets for $10 each to be launched simultaneously, hoping to launch 4,000 rockets, which would shatter the standing record, all while raising money for The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.


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Aerotech - RMS 38/240 H123W (Motor)


Contributed by Lance Alligood

AeroTech H123W-M HPR reload

The AeroTech H123W-M is a high power rocket motor reload. This is arguably the most popular reload used for certifying Level 1 with because of its general easy availability, low cost, and that so many rockets perform well with this particular motor. You must be Level 1 certified (as recognized by NAR, Tripoli, and/or CAR) to purchase and use one of these reloads.

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John Chatham


Location: Demorest Ga.

Certification Level: NAR#83195SR

Club Memberships: SoAR #571


Ordered my first rocket in 1961 (I was eleven) from Estes when they(He) was still in Denver.  That scout on a 1/2A found the nearest tree!  I have flown mostly low and mid power( largest being an FSI F-100)  I have pushed the button on more than I count.  Live in North Georgia, belong to Soar.

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Steve Pollack's Orbital Transport

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10" Thumper Level 3 rocket

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