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Certified Education Product Boosts Space Foundation Education Efforts

Apogee Componets, whose RockSim software is a Space Foundation Certified Education Product, recently participated in the 2008 Space Discovery Institute course "Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space." Tim Van Milligan, chief visionary officer for Apogee Components, showed educators from across the nation how to use Apogee's RockSim software in their classrooms. RockSim allows users to manipulate various model rocket designs and input weather variables into the simulation. The program then runs a simulated rocket launch and shows users how the rocket will perform and where it will land. Apogee will also provide software, educational materials, and model rockets for a Space Discovery Institute in Charles County, Md.

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