Hi Ho... What Did I Just Win?

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    K'Tesh

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    Hi Ho! K'Tesh the OpenRocket Chuck Norris here!

    I just won an auction on EBay that includes an Estes F.R.O.G.S.* package. I was after the red and black decaled Estes Alpha II that was included. Now, I figured out that F.R.O.G.S stands for "Fun Rocketry Or Great Science" but I don't know what the rest of it is except for the 1984 Estes Catalog.

    I'm curious, what was the F.R.O.G.S. package? Looks like some kind of educator's program, but I don't know more. Mind you, it's just after midnight (I'm late for bed), I'm recovering from being ill, I worked today, and I'm working tomorrow.

    Thanks!

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    Oooo, a mystery! Someone here will know.
     
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    It was an educator's package. Back in the middle part of the last century, I convinced my 5th Grade teacher to order it, and I built the Alpha (although we customized the paint job/decals, including Letraset dry transfer "if found please return to..." information.)
     
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    It was a brilliant marketing scheme. No one was going to leave a package labelled with "Your Frogs Enclosed" unopened on their desk!
     
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