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On Sunday, high-school seniors Sanzio Angeli, of Clover Hill High School, and Dylan Whitesel, of Midlothian High School succeeded in breaking the world's record by launching almost 4000 model rockets at one time. In the process, they collected $20,000 to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

For more information, and videos, please see Rocket4TheCure – New World’s Record As Teens Launch Almost 4000 Rockets at Once

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Estes - Space Shuttle (Kit) [1976-1998]

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Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 1284
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1976-1998
Recovery: Glide, Parachute
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Scale
Tags: Scale:Space Shuttle

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Flight Log

DateRocket NameMotor(s)AltitudeNotes
1996-08-01Dana Ryman's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3- Awesome! Picture perfect launch, deployment, and shuttle glided safely back. Did it again the next ...
1999-09-11David Fergus's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3- heeled over 50 off ground, flew horiz. for about 200ft and ejected just before impact, minor ...
2001-02-18Kenneth Johnson's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Victim of a dirty launch rod! Never left the pad under thrust, but when ejection occurred, it flew ...
2001-04-13David Fergus's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3- good straight flight to about 250 ft; orbitor glide was kind of fluttery due to stalls, aileron ...
2001-05-12David Fergus's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3- another good flight, fluttery glide. good recovery of booster on 18 plastic Estes chute
2001-07-28David Fergus's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3-
2002-02-09Dick Stafford's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Boost was slow and a lttle wobbly (due to the wind?) However, the ejection and recovery was fine. ...
2002-07-13Dick Stafford's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- low arcing flight even though the wind was very light, parachute didn't deploy and the Shuttle had ...
2003-08-23Tim Doll's Estes Space ShuttleD13-4400 feet Great Flight. It took off arrow straight and flew to an estimated 400 feet. The shuttle 'trim' was ...
2003-10-25Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Flew up, heeled over and flew sideways for about 200 ft, possibly due to launch rod angle. ...
2003-10-26Tim Doll's Estes Space ShuttleD13-4- Nice flight - slight weathercock off the pad. The shuttle glides like a brick though.
2004-04-04Tim Doll's Estes Space ShuttleD13-4- Nice flight, too bad the shuttle still glides like a brick.
2004-10-09Dick Stafford's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- low arcing flight; a C6-3 is barely enough for this model
2004-11-21Kenneth Benjaminsson's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- a little wobble during powered flight, but not bad at all.Glider flew nicely in wide turns, and ...
2005-07-30Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Second flight of Columbia was an improvement but not great. Stack arced over and ejected maybe 60 ...
2006-04-18Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Slow boost slightly backwards, core ejection just after shuttle tipped backwards at apogee, ...
2006-04-18Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Slow straight boost, core ejection just after shuttle tipped backwards at apogee, shuttle back ...
2006-04-20Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Slight off vertical boost, late core ejection, gave a short, but steady glide.
2006-06-08Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched flight, ejection of core was with the shuttle pointed down. Shuttled slammed into earth ...
2006-07-29Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleD21-4- A disaster, old motor malfunctioned, popping the orbiter off the stack before fully igniting, ...
2006-11-25Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Finally a good flight for Columbia! Stack did arc over, but it was in perfect position at ejection ...
2007-04-02Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- perfect flight, core ejection at horizontal gave the shuttle one of its best flights, landed ...
2007-04-02Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched on boost, hit the ground at core ejection- terrible flight, wing was a big problem -no ...
2007-05-06Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- near perfect flight, shuttle completed 2 and a half circuits before belly landing
2007-05-11Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- was pointing down at core eject. shuttle recovered to a horizontal glide with slight stalls but ...
2007-05-14Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- straight boost, gave a good glide, with a harder landing than normal
2007-05-14Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched boost hit the ground during coast phase -no damage
2007-05-14Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched boost in the opposite direction, again on the grould on ejection, motor retention clip ...
2007-06-16Dick Stafford's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- No 'chute, minor tube crunch, motor mount damage. I could probably do surgery and fix it, but I ...
2007-06-30Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Our best flight yet with this model! Orbiter flew decently but was blown around a little by the ...
2007-10-14Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched boost -again, time to retire!
2007-11-04Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched boost, ejected a few feet of the ground, shuttle floated down -shockingly underpowered.
2009-08-16Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Decent flight. Orbiter did not glide that well but landed ok. Chute did not fully deploy from ...
2010-07-31Erik Kallstrom's Estes Space ShuttleD12-3- nice flight 150-200 ft, works much better on a D12 than a C-6
2011-08-20Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Good glide from orbiter. Booster suffered motor mount damage after cord separation, needs repair

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