Today 5 families built and launched rockets. I chose the Gnome rocket from Estes. The Gnome is small and easy to build; it took about 20 minutes to complete the kits, and the rockets were ready for launch. The Gnome rocket uses a streamer for recovery (as opposed to a parachute).
Each family got to launch their rocket two times. The rockets went up about 800 feet and tumbled to the ground after the engine ejected the nose cone and streamer. The orange streamer made for an easy recovery.
And as a bonus, I got to launch my rocket (orange one below, from a previous rocket program) once.
A good time was had by all.
There is another family rocket program on September 24, 2016 @ 10am in the Discovery Lab.