SPIT Arsenal Raised to an Even Dozen


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training added two new rockets to its arsenal this evening.

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Silver Streaker Whole Again


BELVIDERE, IL – It’s not often when you come back from the launch site with more rockets than when you left.

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SPIT Finds Rocket Cam 2


BELVIDERE, IL – Hope was not running high for the Space Program in Training this morning.

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Rocket Cam 2 Lost


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training was unable to locate Rocket Cam 2 after a wild flight.

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Neptune 1 Survives Another Crash


BELVIDERE, IL – Despite their best efforts, the Space Program in Training is still dealing with parachute problems with Neptune 1.

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Pinpoint Landing for Skyhawker


BELVIDERE, IL – After a false start, Skyhawker made the day’s closest landing.

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“Big Brother” Makes Debut Launch


BELVIDERE, IL – Estes calls it a Super Alpha, the Space Program in Training (SPIT) calls it “Hi-Jinks 2”.

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Hi-Jinks Makes Three Point Landing


BELVIDERE, IL – Hi-Jinks took to the sky for the eighteenth time this afternoon after a long hibernation over the winter.

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Astrocam Kicks Off Multiple Flights


BELVIDERE, IL – When Daniel determined the flight order, Astrocam made the top of the list.

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New Rockets Get Final Coats of Paint, Ready for Flight


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training (SPIT) has been hard at work painting rockets all week, despite the less than ideal temperatures.

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SPIT Works on Two New Rockets


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training (SPIT) has been hard at work, adding two new rockets to their arsenal.

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Rocket Cam 2 Makes First Flight in 2011


BELVIDERE, IL – The most flown rocket in the Space Program in Training (SPIT) arsenal flew for the first time this year.

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Astrocam Returns to the Sky


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training welcomed the return of their original rocket after spending the last nine months on the ground.

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Skyhawker Survives Blacktop Landing


BELVIDERE, IL – The first flight of Skyhawker this year was a bit of a mixed bag.

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Silver Streak Snaps Fin on Maiden Flight


BELVIDERE, IL – The first flight of the Silver Streaker was memorable, but not the way the Space Program in Training had hoped.

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Under Construction


BELVIDERE, IL – It was too windy to fly, but the Space Program in Training (SPIT) spent the day preparing their rocket fleet for the day the weather improves.

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Phoenix 2 Shoots Wintery Weather, Skyhawker Scrubbed


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training (SPIT) decided snow would not stop them from launching a rocket this afternoon.

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Phoenix 2 Fails to Rise


BELVIDERE, IL – If NASA could do it, then so could they. That was the belief of the Space Program in Training. Following the successful launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, SPIT packed up the Phoenix 2 for their first try at launching a camera this year.

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SPIT Inspects Launch Sites After Blizzard


BELVIDERE, IL – A blizzard that blanketed the area last week continues to pose problems for the Space Program in Training.

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Metallizer Kit Comes Together


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training had been hoping to spend the day watching the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl. Since that didn’t happen, they did the next best thing: they built a rocket.

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