Aerospace Interest Group

Silver 4-H rocket with red and yellow flames.

Who: 4th-12th graders are invited to participate!
Here are the different divisions:
(Max of 18 per division)

  • Beginners will assemble a basic, high performance Alpha® model rocket.  Beginners will also enjoy learning the different parts of a rocket, observing the basics of launch and forces (gravity, thrust, lift, drag), and practicing model rocket safet.
  • 2nd year members will build a Big Bertha™ rocket
  • 3rd year members will build a Bull Pup 12D™ rocket
  • 4th year members will build a Centuri rocket
  • 5th year members will build a Super Nova
  • 6th Year and above members will build a V2

When and Where: Due to COVID-19, we are postponing building and priming dates until further notice. Once dates are finalized, we will notify those registered.

  • Build rockets on Saturday, TBA at the Boone County ISU Extension Office
  • Sanding and priming rockets, finishing tips, and practice launch on TBA at the Boone County Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building
  • Judged Launch on Sunday, June 21 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Boone County Fairgrounds

          o Date is weather permitting – rain/wind date for judged launch is Sunday, June 28th
Cost: $25 which covers supplies to build and launch rockets (make checks payable to Boone County Extension)
Registration: Online
Registration is not complete until the $25 Registration Fee is received at Boone County Extension, 1327 SE Marshall Street, Boone, IA 50036. For 2nd years and above, please contact Natalie Hedlund to make arrangements to pick up your rocket and glue.
For More Information: Contact Natalie Hedlund at 515.432.3882 or

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