Redstone College Students Working to Restore Titan Rocket for Display at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

  Redstone College Students Working to Restore Titan Rocket for Display at
  Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

 Student volunteers helping to repair and restore rocket structure for museum

Business Wire

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- February 5, 2013

A group of students at Redstone College, a Denver-based institution of higher
learning offering associate degrees in aviation and electronics, HVAC and wind
energy, is volunteering time and skills to help restore a Titan I rocket for
display at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver.

A group of 15 students currently enrolled in the Airframe and Powerplant
program is working on the rocket restoration project. They are spending their
free time after school to work on the 20-foot tall rocket to further develop
their skills and education. The volunteer students are also part of the
college’s PENNANT (Professionalism and Ethics in National Airman Training)
Program. The FAA Safety Office asked Redstone to pilot this professional and
safety program, which emphasizes the importance of developing professional and
ethical standards in preparation for a career in aviation. The program is
voluntary, and there is no additional cost for students to participate.

“The Titan Rocket project is providing an incredible opportunity for our
students to put the skills they’re learning in class into real practice,” said
Glenn Wilson, campus president of Redstone College. “Not everyone can say
they’ve had the opportunity to work on an historical piece of our country’s
space program. This is an exciting project for them, and the fact that they
are volunteering their time shows they are committed to their education and
future success.”

The Titan I rocket was operational in the mid-1960s. Steve Hankle, an
instructor of Airframe and Powerplant at Redstone College, worked with Wings
Over the Rockies to bring the restoration project to Redstone College. The
project began with structural repairs to the frame of the rocket motor
assembly, and now continues with the replacement of the rigid fluid lines and
wiring harnesses. The last step of the project will be a final cleaning and
painting before it is transported back to the museum in late spring.

Redstone College’s Airframe and Powerplant program is certified by the Federal
Aviation Administration in accordance with 14CFR Part 147. Ninety-six percent
of Redstone's A&P students pass the general FAA certification exam* and  have
secured employment at companies such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin. For all
programs offered at Redstone College, 80 percent of eligible graduates have
found employment in their fields of study.

About Redstone College

Founded in 1965 and located in Broomfield, Colo., Redstone College offers a
variety of technical degree programs including Airframe and Powerplant (A&P),
Advanced Electronics Technology, Heating/Ventilation/Air
Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC) and Wind Energy Technology. Redstone College
programs are highly integrated to ensure students learn from instructors who
have industry experience, receive hands-on practical training, industry
networking opportunities, career placement assistance and tuition-free alumni
retraining and more. Since the school was founded, more than 15,000 students
have graduated from the programs. For more information on Redstone College,

*Reference - Q4 2011 general testing form (FS 8080-08-147) - two-year
accumulative Redstone norm vs. national norm. Redstone prepares graduates for
certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass
any applicable test/exams.


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