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"I realized up there that our planet is not infinite. It's fragile. That may not be obvious to alot of folks, and it's tough that people are fighting each other here on Earth instead of trying to get together and live on this planet. We look pretty vulnerable in the darkness of space."                                Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.

 "I guess those of us who have been with NASA...kind of understand the tremendous excitement and thrills and celebrations and national pride that went with the Apollo program is just something your not going to create again, probably until we go to Mars."                                             Astronaut Alan Shepard.


Model Rocketry opens paths for students to enter Engineering, Aviation, and Rocketry fields to benefit all living things and our future. Those who plan to assist with science experiments on an off planet will benefit from taking rocketry courses so that they can best plan for equipment to travel safely on or in rockets/robotic devices to exploration destinations.                     Enjoy these resources and the skies!                            Alan Shepard Project.


Escaping Earth's Gravity

Spaceport supports STEM

MIT Rocketry Boston

Teen Kid News Brief History of Rocketry

​​"It was a reaching out in the name of peace, shared by the United States in genuine brotherood with all nations, and in all mankind.......We must look beyond Tranquility Base."                                                   Wernher von Braun



                         Alan B. Shepard Jr.

         remembers to thank the rocket team.​

International Rocketry Challenge

NASA Sounds of a Rocket Launch Described by Astronaut Kay Hire


Question 4: Are Rockets Involved?

YES! Alan Shepard flew on the top of a Redstone Rocket while in the Freedom 7 capsule. Here is a link to NASA Summer internships – some are about Launch lessons
: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/internships-help-train-kennedys-future-workforce
Here is the link to our local Rocket Club: KARS come to the summer launches for free lessons !https://karsnh.wordpress.com/
This video explains what NASA had to do to launch into space: .https://youtu.be/yASqEz4Dc18


NASA re- designed an Army Rocket and added the Freedom 7 Spacecraft to the nose to fly Alan Shepard into Space. Here is the Wikipedia Rocket History on that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_3
Mercury 7 Rocket Data: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Mercury
For Apollo 14, He was on the Saturn V https://www.space.com/16698-apollo-spacecraft.html
This video is about the development of Saturn V Rocket before it was ready for space:https://youtu.be/yXK6g2ThJvM



  Here is NASA’s Explanation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKbDd2SbJeo

 Teen Kids News: History of Rocket Travel https://teenkidsnews.com/tkn-news/science/invention-and-history-of-rockets/
Visit The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center Redstone Rocket Exhibit:

Brilliant Mathematician Katherine Johnson Shares Her Words Of Wisdom. To Katherine Johnson, and her team we give out wholehearted thanks.

40 min. from Shepard's Hometown.

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NASA Student Rocket Competition

National Assoc. Rocketry Society

"Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men. Take all the courses in your curriculum. Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what your interested in. Be curious."                                                                                                                                                                               NASA Rocketry Mathemetician Katherine Johnson