Mid-Pacific Institute students blast off Estes rocketsUPDATED 6:15 PM HST Jul 13, 2014Video Transcript
Check out that blast! Summer School students at Mid-Pacific Institute enjoyed a fun day of science earlier this week-- As part of their Discovery Science summer class, the 5th to 7th graders got to build and launch-- as you just saw-- foot long Estes rockets above the school's football field. For those of you who want to get technical-- the rockets are powered by A8-3 single-stage engines... and they really do the job! WHEN MY ROCKET WENT UP IT WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE GYM AND IT LIKE LANDED ON THE ROOF. I DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO GO THAT FAR BECAUSE IT'S JUST THIS LITTLE ROCKET BUT I GUESS THE ENGINE POWERED IT. The engines, with two and a half pounds of thrust, were designed to power rockets weighing less than three ounces up to 16-hundred feet in the air!