New Rocket Comes Together


BELVIDERE, IL – While the weather outside is frightful, the Space Program in Training (SPIT) has been hard at work indoors.

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Space Program in Training Restores 1987 Video


BELVIDERE, IL – While the winter weather rages outside, the Space Program in Training worked on a “blast from the past”.

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First Launch of the Year a Success


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training celebrated their first successful launch of 2011 this evening plus the addition of several new instruments on and around the rocket.

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SPIT Beefs Up Data Collection


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training (SPIT) continues to upgrade their data collection abilities in this “off-season” for launches.

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Altimeter Promises to Answer “How High?”


BELVIDERE, IL – Soon the phrase “no actual data were collected, but they estimate the rocket flew” will be a thing of the past for the Space Program in Training (SPIT).

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The Frozen Flight of Neptune 1


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training kept their goal of launching in every month alive with a successful launch of Neptune 1 this morning.

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Neptune 1 Stays on Pad


BELVIDERE, IL – Fifteen degree temperatures proved to be too much of a challenge to launch two rockets.

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SPIT Returns to the Sky


BELVIDERE, IL – Christmas came a little early this year for the Space Program in Training (SPIT).

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Neptune 1 Changes Color


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training (SPIT) painted their first model rocket today.

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Hi-Jinks Wraps Up Historic Day


BELVIDERE, IL – It was a foregone conclusion that the Space Program in Training would select Hi-Jinks as its 101st rocket launch.

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Hermes 1 Makes 100th Flight


BELVIDERE, IL – The Space Program in Training (SPIT) celebrated their 100th successful launch this afternoon at the Lincoln School launch site.

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Rocket Cam 2 Survives, Shoots Video


BELVIDERE, IL – The flight of Rocket Cam 2 this afternoon could technically be described as “picture perfect” though the ground crew of the Space Program in Training aren’t saying so.

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Hi-Jinks Helps Break Launch Record


BELVIDERE, IL – The second flight of Hi-Jinks this afternoon was one for the record books.

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Second Flight a Success


BELVIDERE, IL – Load Star returned to the sky following a scary descent on its first flight this afternoon.

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Skyhawker Descends Under Fixed Parachute


BELVIDERE, IL – After a quick fix to the parachute, Skyhawker was prepped for its second flight of the day.

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Short Shot for Phoenix 2


BELVIDERE, IL – To call what Phoenix 2 did a “flight” seems almost disingenuous.

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Hi-Jinks Celebrates Fifteenth Flight


BELVIDERE, IL – Hi-Jinks stretched its record of successful flights to fifteen this afternoon.

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Hermes 1 Cleared for Night Flights


BELVIDERE, IL – Hermes 1 passed an important milestone towards future night flights.

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Close Call with Load Star


BELIVDERE, IL – The ground crew of the Space Program in Training has added a new rule: don’t try to catch a rocket that doesn’t have an open parachute.

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SPIT Succeeds with Foiled Flight


BELVIDERE, IL – It isn’t often when foiled plans turn out to be a good thing.

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