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The Rocketry Show Podcast

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The Rocketry Show is hosted by three rocket geeks, CG, Gheem, and Daniel The Rocket n00b. As a team, we strive to entertain as well as inform you on the topics of Model and High Power rocketry as well as STEM relates activities built around amateur rocketry. We will occasionally delve a little int… read more

82 Episodes | 2016 - 2022

118: Gary Rosenfield of Aerotech Returns!

January 17th, 2022


Gary Rosenfield joins us to update us on some of the latest going on at Aerotech as well as:

  • Tips and tricks for selecting an appropriate motor for …

117: End of the year updates; Your questions.

December 19th, 2021


Happy Holidays, and Welcome to the latest episode of The Rocketry Show for the week of December 19, 2021!

This time around, we close out the year …

#116: Steve Thatcher of SMT Designs

November 29th, 2021


In this episode, Steve Thatcher returns to talk about what is new from SMT Designs.

He has been busy innovating new options for your rocket AV Bay needs for almost all rockets –including ones up to eight inches in …

Season 8 Premiere with special guest Conway Stevens!

November 1st, 2021


Welcome to the first episode of Season 8 of The Rocketry Show!

We open this new season with a wonderful guest appearance from Conway Stevens.

We talk …

114: Jenna Kay Foertsch on this year’s HotNozzleSummer event

August 29th, 2021


Welcome to Episode 114 of The Rocketry Show!

In this Episode, we’ll be talking about The Hot Nozzle Summer 2021 event with Jenna Kay Foertsch!

Jenna …

113: Jesse’s NSL / LDRS 2021 reports

August 15th, 2021


Welcome to Season 7, Episode 113!

In this episode:

Jesse joins us with his interviews & wrap-up reporting of NSL 2021 and LDRS.

He managed to get some interviews from NSL as well!

Gheem was on vacation during this …

LOC Precision and Skin Walker Ranch

July 13th, 2021


Jason Turicick, Dave Barber, and Stanton Ewert of LOC Precision join us to talk about what’s new at LOC, and their appearance on Season 2, Episode 9 of The Secret of Skin Walker Ranch!

Stanton Ewert of LOC Jason …

Bonus: The Model Rocket Show – Randy Boadway of eRockets.Biz and Semroc

July 1st, 2021


While CG, Gheem, and Jesse regroup after a whirlwind production schedule the past few months, Daniel, the rocket N00b has been busy producing new …

111: Workshop talk with Joe Hill

June 8th, 2021


Joe Hill joins the crew as we discus our rocketry projects, high power, rocketry music, and more!

Joe enjoys makin’ music too! Joe Hill: Ready for launch!










CG and Joe discus the construction of CG’s new …

110: Workshop Talk with Xyla Foxlin

May 24th, 2021


We start up this workshop talk episode with another member of the next generation of rocketeers, Xyla Foxlin.

Xyla has a degree in Engineering, is an …

109: OSU Space Cowboys rocket team and Bob Brown of Argonia, KS Kloudbusters

May 10th, 2021


The Oklahoma State University rocket team “The Space Cowboys” join us to talk about their first place placement in the Argonia Cup contest. They talk about their rocket, the payload, and some of their greatest …

108: Northcoast Rocketry

April 26th, 2021


Matt Steele has been busy, and Northcoast Rocketry has new kits and more as a result!

Matt joins us to discuss.


Matt Steele


We also dive into the …

107: Workshop Talk with Tyler Palmer!

April 11th, 2021


Tyler Palmer joins us to cover a wide range of topics and interests.   We all found this session to be fun and informative!



106: Catching up with You

March 16th, 2021


The rocketry show gang gather to review their plans for the 2021 rocketry season, and we crack open the mailbag, and take a deep dive into some listener feedback.

Loading new motors into Open Rocket tutorial:

105: Tim Van Milligan of Apogee Components!

February 27th, 2021


Welcome to Episode 105 of The Rocketry Show!

This time around, we are joined by Tim Van Milligan of Apogee Components!  Tim hangs with us to talk about some new projects from Apogee, including some insights into the …

104: Workshop Talk With Toby Vanderbeek

February 15th, 2021


In Episode 104, we are joined by Toby Vanderbeek in our second workshop show in the new format!

We talk rockets, and a little about what toby has done with his work on rocketry with his

103: The Continuing Adventures of Joe Barnard

January 30th, 2021


Joe Barnard joins us to fill us in on his continuing adventures in thrust vector rocketry, including his latest twist: Landing under rocket thrust — not parachutes!

Joe Barnard and his “Scout E” Rocket

You can dig …

102: Update from the University of Akron “Akronauts” go to F.A.R., and Listener Feedback

January 19th, 2021


The University of Akron high power rocket team, The Akronauts traveled to the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) site for a two staged High Power rocket launch attempt.

Unfortunately, they had issues with their second …

101: Workshop Talk: Shear pins and the Marco Polo tracker with Andrew Kleinhenz

December 30th, 2020


The Rocketry Show gang try a slightly new format for the workshop shows.  We are now inviting fellow rocketeers to the workshop to teach us some of their tips and tricks, and to just talk rockets.

Our first guest is …

Episode 100!

December 13th, 2020


The entire Rocketry Show team gather for Episode 100 to look back on some of their fond memories, and talk about their projects, and more!

Here is a …

99: Season 7 Premiere! – Cris Erving of Eggtimer Rocketry

November 28th, 2020


We are pleased to have Cris Erving, founder of Eggtimer Rocketry  with us on this episode!

We discus the Eggtimer products, and also give lots of …

NAR Level 2 certification changes / Listener Questions and more!

October 26th, 2020


Welcome to episode 98 (TRS-6.98) of the rocketry show!

John Thompson joins us to talk about the NAR Level 2 certification changes that are in effect as of November 2020

The NAR and the Board of Trustees have been …

Workshop Episode: CG’s ongoing electronics tests, Jesse’s Level 3 project

September 26th, 2020


In this episode, CG talks about how his electronics developments have come along  Specifically, what he learned from the first test flight of Mr. …

Gary Rosenfield and Aerotech’s High Power projects

August 24th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 6.95!

Gary Rosenfield joins us to talk about new high power rocket offerings from Aerotech, and to talk to us about high power rocketry as well.

Gary Rosenfield

He also talks about Hamster Dance …

July 2020 Workshop Episode

August 1st, 2020


Welcome to episode 94 of The Rocketry Show

We’ve been on a roll with great guest interviews lately. The team take a quick break from that this …

Matt Steele on Rocket Staging

July 16th, 2020


Matt Steele joins the show to kick start the first of at least a couple episodes on staging techniques for Model Rockets.

Mr. Steele is a longtime rocketeer, owner of North Coast Rocketry, and is a Professional Rocket …

Scott Binder of SBR Fusion Rocket

June 30th, 2020


Scott Binder joins us to to talk about things at FusionRocket.Biz, and -more importantly- hangs with The Rocketry Show team to talk model rocket stories, and fun memories.


Scott’s scratch built “sport scale” Falcon 9 …

Dave Barber and Jason Turicik of LOC Precision

June 15th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 91!

Dave Barber and Jason Turicik  join us to talk rockets, and about the latest going on at LOC Precision, a sponsor of the show!

Also, CG talks about the latest with his telemetry project as the …

Ken Biba and ARLISS

May 25th, 2020




Pushing the boundaries for student STEM programs, ARLISS is a unique rocketry program where members of the Level 3 High Power Rocket community team up with scientists worldwide along with several student …

Listener feedback, High Power Rocket safety, and Rocksim 10

April 27th, 2020


In this episode: CG and Tripoli Northern Ohio Prefect Chris Pearson discus high power rocketry safety tips to use during …

Avionics bays, and related items

April 8th, 2020


As you move into high power rocketry, one of the first things you will deal with will relate to dual deployment & the electronics around it.

We talk about it, and pass along some general advice along with our …

Bonus: The Model Rocket Show premiere

March 28th, 2020


We unveil our new show, The Model Rocket Show. A show that focuses exclusively on Model Rocketry – Specifically, rockets that fly on G impulse motors …

Steven Skinner of Mach1Rocketry.Com

March 22nd, 2020


In this episode, CG and Daniel, the rocket N00b make a major announcement.

Steven Skinner of Mach1Rocketry.Com stops by with some announcements of his own, and talks rocket shop with the team!

“Glassing” Your Airframe Tubes.

February 29th, 2020


Been thinking about wrapping your air frames in a smooth fiberglass coating, and not sure where to even begin?  Well, this episode is for you!

We’ll talk about that, plus:

CG talks about his Rocketry radio telemetry …

Jeff Kodyz on 3D Printing for Rocketry

January 21st, 2020


Happy 2020!  Welcome to Episode 85 of The Rocketry Show!

In this episode, we’ll be talking 3D Printing for Rocketry with our special guest, Jeff Kodyz.

One of Gheem’s 3D projects.

Part of Gheem’s experimental fin can.

2019 Holiday / end of the year show

December 22nd, 2019


It’s our End of the year / holiday wrap up show, and we chose this one to share and respond to some of the e-mails from you, including an interesting …

Episode 83 quick message

November 30th, 2019


Be sure to follow the links to our YouTube channel in the show notes to see the supplemental video for Episode 83!


Workshop talk / Listener Q&A

November 30th, 2019


Episode #6.83 show notes:

Gheem talks about a nice gift his TARC team received

Gheem’s TARC team, and their really cool gift!

at a Tripoli Mid-Ohio …

Jr. Level 1 cert. changes, Bianca Vasquez of, and NAROBLOMO.

November 11th, 2019


Episode 82 starts off with a discussion with Randy Boadway of eRockets about the changes to the Jr Level 1 certification process.

NAR Logo

More info here:

Season 6 premier, and workshop talk with our newest member of the show!

October 20th, 2019


Welcome to Season 6 of The rocketry Show!

We are kicking off the 5th anniversary of our program, with the newest member of the show, Jesse Ulibarri as we dive into “Workshop Talk”!

Jesse Ulibarri!

On this episode, the …

NYPower 2019

September 30th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 80 of The Rocketry Show!

In this episode, CG and Daniel travel to upstate New York for NY Power 2019.

We catch up with Dan Michael and Neil Brown, and we discus their backgrounds, and the launches of …

Personal “Project Apollo” analogy stories, and Airbrushing followup

August 10th, 2019


The team get together to talk rocket stories and some workshop talk with you on this episode.

We talked about some of the entries seen at our club’s …

#78 NARCON 2019 Part Three.

July 24th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 78 and the final installment of our NARCON 2019 coverage!

Wes Oleszewski, Author “Growing Up With Spaceflight”

We are joined by Wes Oleszewski who sits down to talk with us about Growing Up With …

#77 – NARCON 2019 Part Two

June 27th, 2019


This is another “all star” episode!

We’re joined by Tim Van Milligan from Apogee Rockets and Brian Houghton of Fins & Fire discuss an interesting …

#76 NARCON 2019 Part One

May 20th, 2019


The entire Rocketry Show team head to Cape Canaveral, Florida to cover NARCON 2019.  

CG, Daniel the Rocket n00b together for the first time!

They witness a night time Falcon 9 launch, Gheem and Daniel (The n00b) meet …

#75 Workshop discussions!

April 21st, 2019


CG, Gheem, and Daniel the Rocket n00b get together to visit with you, and talk rocket shop talk.

CG has been busily editing through the TONS of audio we have from NARCON 2019, and it’s taken over the production time for …

#74 Ellis Langford and Bill Stine of Estes Industries

February 28th, 2019



Ellis Langford and Bill Stine of Estes Industries joins us to talk about the current state of Estes Industries, and its future.

Ellis Langford of Estes

We had an enjoyable conversation that we think you all will like.

#73 Ken Patterson on Realistic Looking Modeling and Air Brushes! (Pt. Two)

February 11th, 2019


This is part two of our episode on Airbrushes 101 with Ken Patterson.

Ken is an award winning modeler of military aircraft of all kinds, and shares techniques that he has honed and perfected continuously since his …

#72 Ken Patterson on Realistic Looking Modeling and Air Brushes! (Pt. One)

January 25th, 2019

Ken Patterson in studio

Ken Patterson, a friend of CG joins us in studio to talk about airbrushes, primarily, but the discussion quickly blooms into topics we can all use…especially those of us looking to make our …

[The Rocketry Show] #5.71: Steve Thatcher of SMTDesigns.Com

December 11th, 2018


We are joined by Steve Thatcher of SMT Designs.  Steve offers a great group of time saving products for rocketeers, and his electronics sleds, which offers quite a bit of configuration flexibility!

One of Steve …

Season 5 premiere! – Workshop discussions / Bama Blastoff initial report / Some information on the show.

November 18th, 2018


Welcome to season 5 of the rocketry show!

Joe Barnard’s Halloween Costume…


Joe’s costume is based on the notorious Elon Musk smoking marijuana during a podcast incident…


The crew of the rocketry show gather to talk …

[The Rocketry Show] #3.33 (Recast): Astronaut, Colonel Rick Searfoss

October 27th, 2018


We are happy to re-cast a wonderful conversation we had with former NASA Astronaut, Col. Rick Searfoss back in 2016.  He joined us to talk about …

[The Rocketry Show] # 4.68: Workshop Talk & Your Feedback

September 9th, 2018


The rocketry show team re-group after a busy production schedule producing the last few episodes, and we go for a laid back workshop talk episode.  …

[The Rocketry Show] # 4.67: Low and Mid Power fiberglass rockets and ‘Bama Blastoff.

August 26th, 2018


We’re joined by Steve Skinner of Mach 1 Rocketry and Ronald Dunn of Birmingham Rocket Boys to talk about Mach 1 and their new line of fiberglass rockets, as well as the Bama Blastoff event happening at the Dee River …

[The Rocketry Show] # 4.66: NSL 2018 Part Two

August 11th, 2018


Welcome to part two of our NSL 2018 episode!

Gheem and his composite B motor from Quest.

Gheem will take you on a journey through NSL 2018 using the magic of “soundscaping”. We worked hard to try to paint the images and …

[The Rocketry Show] #4.65 – NSL 2018 Part One.

July 18th, 2018


We start with some exciting hot off the presses news from the hobby rocketry scene, then we dive into part one of the NSL 2018 coverage.

We talk to Gregory Young and MaryBeth Clune of the MARS rocket club. MARS was the …

[The Rocketry Show] #4.64 – Workshop Talk and General Catch Up

July 3rd, 2018


We’ve been busy producing single topic episodes, and working on items for the NSL 2018 program.  The Rocketry Show team decided to take a moment and …

[The Rocketry Show] # 4.63: Glues, Epoxy, and Fillers…OH MY!

June 6th, 2018


Daniel, The Rocket n00b has just completed a series on the properties of some Glues, Epoxies, and Fillers through a series of experiments in an attempt to satisfy his curiosity.

What weighs more? Hmmm…

Which is the …

[The Rocketry Show] – Episode #4.61: LOC Precision

May 1st, 2018


Episode 61: We talk to Dave Barber and Jason Turicik, the NEW owners of Loc Precision! Need we say more? 🙂

LOC 1 SERIES kits!

CG talks about a neat podcast episode for you to listen to, and much more!

Link to the …

[The Rocketry Show] – Episode #4.60: Gheem’s Gone Wild!

April 7th, 2018


Welcome to Episode 60!

We’ll catch you up on what we’ve been up to since the last episode, and we’ll delve into a question sent from one of our listeners.

Also…Gheem Goes Wild!  A funny moment  between the …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode # 4.59: Record Breaking Rockets Mashup

March 6th, 2018


We’re re-visiting things in the land “down undah”, mates!
We’ll be joined by Blake Nikolic of Australia’s Thunda Down
Under, and he’s going to …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #4.58: Big Rockets news!

February 14th, 2018


The gang couldn’t resist reviewing and discussing the biggest news since the last show: The Falcon heavy launch!

The immersive audio of the launch we …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #4.57: Charlie Savoie, and also a TARC Story

January 29th, 2018


Charlie Savoie joins us to discus what they’ve been up to at Aerotech, and answers some questions from our Patrons.

Gheem shares with us a piece he has been working on…it’s a little story that shares some insights on …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #4.56: Author, Mike Westerfield – Make: High Power Rockets

January 15th, 2018


Mike Westerfield joins us to talk about his newest book, Make: High Power Rockets!

From the preface of his book:

My first book, ‘Make: Rockets,’ covered basic rocket science, including construction, aerodynamics, …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #4.55: A Rocketry Show Holiday Party!

December 16th, 2017


The team goes on the road, and set up at their club Christmas party and record a show.

Lots of rocket stories are shared.  Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #4.54.1: Addendum – Let’s make a correction!

November 21st, 2017


Chris Pearson called to make a correction to some of the distance information we shared in the initial (free) version of Episode 54…

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #4.54: LiPo battery follow-up, and filing for FAA Waivers for your club!

November 14th, 2017


CG follows up on the previous episode, adding some important notes about Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Batteries.

We invite Chris Pearson, Prefect for …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #4.53: Season 4 Premiere! Straight Fins and Lithium Polymer

October 24th, 2017


*** NOTE from CG: Do not use the LiPo salt water disposal method mentioned in the episode!  While it has been “common knowledge” within  hobby circles to use this method of disposal, I have found very good reasons not …

Summer Update 3 – (Re-Cast) Flashback to the first show with Daniel, The Rocket n00b!

September 30th, 2017


We decided to do something fun.  We’re re-visiting our first podcast with Daniel, The Rocket n00b!  Boy have things changed!

Topics discussed:

CG and Gheem talk with Jim Scarpine of the “Our Children’s Future (OCF)” …

[The Rocketry Show] – Summer Break Update Episode: 2

September 3rd, 2017


In this episode: What we’ve been up to this summer since the last update!

  • Gheem talks about the maiden flight of his Out of Production NCR X-Wing …

[The Rocketry Show] – Summer Break Update Episode: 1

August 11th, 2017


The gang come together to talk about their summer projects.

Since the studio is undergoing upgrades to its core systems, the gang fight through a number of technical glitches …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #50: TARC 2017

May 26th, 2017


The Rocketry show FINALLY made it to the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), thanks to the support of our sponsors, and YOU!

In Part One of our coverage, we talk to the organizers of TARC 2017 and interview some of …

[The Rocketry Show] Quick report #2 from TARC 2017

May 13th, 2017


CG and Gheem have another report from the launch field @ #TARC2017!


[The Rocketry Show] A quick report from TARC 2017

May 13th, 2017


CG and Gheem at TARC 2017 happening at The Planes, VA…we are doing a quick report for ya from our table in the exhibitor’s tent!


[The Rocketry Show] Episode #49: A Tour of the MIT Rocket Lab!

May 7th, 2017


Daniel, The Rocket n00b, takes a surprise tour of MIT Rocketry team’s R&D Lab.


Daniel is joined by Charlie Garcia on a tour of the facility, along with stories of what the MIT team is up to in their rocketry …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #48: Catching up with you, and our plans for TARC 2017

April 22nd, 2017


CG, Gheem, and Daniel catch up with you and share some of the projects they are working on.

  • Gheem has been building a couple of North Coast Rocketry …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #47: NASA Student Launch review, TARC Finalists, LDRS 36 Quick Report

April 10th, 2017


Episode 47 of The Rocketry Show Podcast is a packed one!  The team review many of the teams that won awards at the NASA Student Launch competitions.  We also review some of the local (to CG and Gheem) teams who made …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode # 46: The Throne Thruster mashup

March 26th, 2017


While CG and the gang recover from a rigorous NARCON 2017 recording session, and all the post-production that went into it, the gang thought this …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode # 45: NARCON 2017

March 11th, 2017


NARCON 2017 coverage! Need we say more? 🙂

Daniel (rocket n00b) and CG talk with Gheem about the goings on with NARCON 2017 as best we can, and we plug our 1 hour and six minute video production on the convention and …

[The Rocketry Show] Episode #39: John Boren from Estes

December 18th, 2016


John Boren from Estes Rockets joins us, and talks rocket kits with us.


Get a sneak peak into what goes behind a new Estes Rocket design, and the criteria behind why some designs happen!

Also, We answer a very …

[The Rocketry Show] #2.30: John Beans of Jolly Logic

July 18th, 2016


John Beans joins us in our Season 2 finale!

John Beans!

We talk about the new “Chute release” product as well as having fun just talking about …

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