Juniors explain the chemistry that makes rockets fly The Zed rocket use a solid-fueled motor. A few weeks ago, our Zed rocket lifted off the launch pad for the first time. At the heart of our homemade rocket is a homemade engine, which provides the thrust needed to make any rocket [...]
The Zed II mission was the second launch of the Zed rocket and the third flight test to date. The rocket is powered by an E-class equivalent sugar/potassium nitrate motor with 53 grams of propellant. While the motor functioned as hoped, the rocket suffered from serious aerodynamic instability. The launch occurred on April 7, 2020.
The electrical grid powers cities, factories, transportation, houses, communications; nearly everything people rely on in daily life. Keeping this vital machine running is a delicate balancing act, which goes almost entirely unnoticed by the public.
The actions taken in response to COVID-19 have disrupted the schedules of people across the state. While missing out on the last part of our school year and spring sports is certainly regrettable, there are many advantages to a blank schedule.
Whether it’s writing an essay, playing a sport or learning to drive, the hardest part of any venture is starting. Amatuer rocketry is no exception, but our hope is for the reader to understand that rocket science is entirely accessible to high schoolers.
Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle once penned, “The search for truth is in one way hard and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly." The concept of truth is one of the oldest questions humans face and it retains every ounce of importance in today’s world. At the SJV Town Hall, Gen. John Kelly shared the far-reaching importance of truth.
The City of Fresno suffers as one of the worst cities for poverty concentration in the nation. Of the 500,000 residents from around the globe that inhabit Fresno, 28.2 percent live under the national poverty line. Moved by the city’s statistics, organizations gather together to mobilize the community for action. The Well Community Church hosted Discover Fresno, a one-day event used to inform citizens about the needs of the city and volunteer opportunities for Fresno residents, Feb. 8. Over 250 guests attended the event which included ten breakout sessions and opportunities to engage with the session speakers.
A launch pad may be the simplest and least technically challenging aspect of rocketry, but a poorly designed pad makes getting in the air a lot more frustrating.
General John F. Kelly, United States Marine Corps (retired) spoke at the latest SJV Town Hall, Jan. 16. Kelly shared from his experience of 45 years of military service and two years in the White House.
With only a few weeks before league play starts, the 8-3 boys soccer team learned who their new head coach would be: Adam Smith, Fresno's first-ever full-time professional coach. Smith steps into the high school world straight from coaching the now-defunct Fresno Football Club, a professional team in the USL.