Amateur Space News April 15, 2014

Amateur rockets, amateur satellites, and meteors over Arizona. Oh. And there was a lunar eclipse.

An editorial in the York Dispatch praised the student rocket team at Spring Grove Area High School who replaced the $15,000 they lost when Nasa cancelled its high school rocketry program.

KickSat is still waiting for the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch, but media coverage of the crowdfunded personal satellite project continues. Spaceflight Now ran a feature article that explains the release and deployment. Southgate Amateur Radio News reports that KickSat will award prizes to the first people who receive telemetry from the KickSat and the Sprites. 

A large meteor streaked over Arizona this weekend. The American Meteor Society received over 76 reports from people who saw the fireball, according to KPHO.