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Site Upgrades Complete

As you have probably noticed, we have made some changes to our website. We hope you agree that they improve the usefulness of the site.

Among the upgrades include:

   -  A recoded navigation bar that makes the site more accessible and considerably less cluttered.

   -  Added submenus to certain items in the navigation bar.

   -  A rewritten sitemap generator to reflect these new additions.

   -  An improved contact script that is now fully integrated with the rest of the site.

   -  A comprehensive error handling script that should be able to handle any bad input or server problems.

   -  An added "Random" section, where we will be posting things not so relevant to rocketry.

   -  Added links on the post headers that allow you to view one post per page.

   -  A few minor bug fixes that were run across during the process.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would report bugs, tell us about anything that happens to be broken on the site, or just give us suggestions via our contact form.

Upgrades In Progress

Some parts of the website may be down, so we ask you to forgive us as we are implementing our newest code.

Once set up, the site should be much more advanced, thus allowing us to add content much more often.

Research Paper Updates

Check out the publications section of the website and take a look at our updated research paper.

We will soon be adding a new section to the site where we will discuss our ideas for furthering the project.

If all goes well, we will rewrite our entire research paper using LaTeX to make it look more professional.

We may also get around to setting up an RSS feed for the site at some point.

Site Updates

General site updates in the Theory, Engine, Stand, Propellant, Igniters, and Results sections. Also, general site improvement.

In particular, we have added a section to the Propellant page that explains our latest batch of experiments, the Seventy Gram Experiments. Basically, we made a bunch of KN/SB propellant, with differing ratios, and saw what their burn characteristics were.

Hello World

This site is now online.

We are two students who build rockets. Our names are Tamir and Jay. Tamir goes to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Jay goes to Forestview High School.

We melt potassium nitrate and sorbitol together and pour it into a mold, thus making rocket propellant. Our main source of information regarding how to safely manufacture these motors is Richard Nakka. His website may be found here.

Our methods can be found on this site, though, and we will make sure to use pictures so that you can understand what we are saying.

Our project? To find out what the effects of changing the ratios of potassium nitrate and sorbitol are.

Good luck. Try this at home. But don't hurt anybody. Let us know how it goes.