KQED PBS: Amateur Rocketeers Reach For The Stars

Evangelizing rocketry... It should run tomorrow at 7:30pm. But the HD video link went up today.


My favorite part: the opening clip where my son whispers excitedly to the camera… with the evidence of our powdered donut binger still on his lips!


The program includes many of our launch video clips (from RocketMavericks, LUNAR Snow Ranch, AHPRA BALLS, AeroPac XPRS and Tripoli DairyAire), including my son's custom design with motors on each fin tip and a strap-on video cam.

  • scleroplex 3y

    super :-)
  • Steve Jurvetson 3y

    When the TV program mentions the influence of Apollo on STEM education and the rocketry hobbyists, here is an interesting graph I recently shared with an astronaut seeking to embark on a grand space mission that might inspire the next generation:
    Apollo Inspiration Chart
    and whoa... I forgot that I posted a shot of the filming... with the very rocket I described above:
    Show & Tell
  • scleroplex 3y

    yup. i remembered :-)
  • The Original Rocket Dungeon 3y

    Very nice, Steve! Thanks for sharing the video.
  • BillS49 3y

    Great production, and kudos to the high school students and their sponsor.
  • jerryfi_99 3y

    Cool stuff!!!!
  • Jitze Couperus 3y

    How soothing it is to have dull neighbors who never do anything exciting. And how exciting and refreshing it is to have the odd neighbor who indulges in extreme maverick geekdom. Way to go!
  • solerena 3y

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  • TV_QUEST 3y

    For our Bay Area audiences, the producer Chris Bauer's "Rocketeers" story will air in the premiere episode of the new QUEST season on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:30 PM on KQED, Channel 9. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the story! It's a perfect way to launch our new season!

    Amy Miller
    QUEST TV Series Producer
  • TomOwen 3y

    Very Cool Steve. I'm looking forward to sharing this with my daughters. Thanks, Tom
  • denis laframboise 3y

    Quite interesting 11.15 minutes. Thanks.

  • Reshma Beeranthbail 3y

    Fantastic! It's so wonderful that so many girls are interested in this. Way to go!
  • Steve Jurvetson 2y

    and now we filmed the next segment.... to the final frontier...

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