The Estes Alpha is the most popular rocket for educators and has been for the last 40 years. It remains the educators first choice because it’s easy to build, each student can make it their own, and it is flexible enough to teach a wide variety of valuable STEM principles. All this bundled around an unforgettable experience that will go down as one of the best days of the year. Millions of people remember their first launch with the Estes Alpha.
The Alpha is ideal for illustrating basic rocket stability principles. Besides having an aerodynamic design, it is a reliable launcher that can use a wide variety of engines. It’s about the experience for the students, and that’s what set the Alpha apart for generations.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (red, white). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).