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Model Rocketry

CAP's Model Rocketry program is an achievement program for cadets interested in the science, technology, and flight of model rockets. The guide builds on the foundation of Aerospace Dimensions Module 4: Rockets, and introduces cadets to the hobby and science of model rocketry. The guide begins with simple alternative-power models and progressively challenges cadets to construct more advanced models in three stages. The most current edition of the guide (the second edition) should be used exclusively.

The Redstone Stage reviews the history of rocketry and its great pioneers, to include Robert Goddard and Werhner Von Braun.

The Titan Stage details the physical laws which govern objects on the Earth, in the air and in space above us.

The Saturn Stage presents information on trigonometry for altitude tracking, and physics of impulse and thrust associated with solid propellant motors typically used in model rocketry.

Cadets who complete the written and performance requirements for each of the 3 stages, as certified by their unit commander, will be awarded the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge.

For more model rocketry teaching tips and resources, click here.

New Model Rocketry Tests: Each squadron should have a hard copy of each rocketry test. The hard copy may be photocopied and given to cadets taking the test. The tests are also available online through the CAP Learning Management System (LMS) on eServices and can be accessed through the following link:LMS. The test may be given either by hard copy or taken online.

  • If provided by hardcopy, the test should be graded and the cadet provided a "Completion Certificate" (located at the bottom of the page) for the appropriate test.
  • If the tests are taken online, the cadet will be provided a Certificate of Completion when they pass the test.

In the event a copy of a rocketry test is needed, please send your request to or Debbie Dahl at In your request, provide a point of contact and email address. NOTE: The model rocketry tests are NOW available online through the CAP LMS under Aerospace Education. If a cadet has a problem with the LMS please have them send a note to

Model Rocketry Books: Each squadron should have one hard copy of the Model Rocketry book. If the squadron does not have a copy, the AEO and/or the instructor for the Model Rocketry Program may order one copy through the "CAP Materials" link on eServices. Because the books are for the instructors and due to limited printing funds at CAP NHQ, only one book may be ordered. The instructor may photocopy any information he/she feels is necessary to provide to cadets.  

Model Rocketry Program Completion Certificates


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