Bob Redman: Bob Redman’s (Captain Bob’s) interest in aerospace
education began with his father’s 30 year career at NASA.
While working as a tour guide at the Smithsonian Institution
in Washington D.C, Bob began to see the educational
possibilities of teaching young people about the history of
space and science. As emcee for the Aerospace Walk of
Honor ceremony he met such notable aerospace figures as
Neil Armstrong and Chuck Yeager.
In addition, Bob created the ‘Air & Space Expo’, a non-profit event bringing aerospace entities such as NASA, Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, the United States Air Force, Boeing
and Northrop- Grumman together to participate side-by-side
with area schools and students. Captain Bob’s Rockets and
Robots is a distillation of all of these efforts and experiences.
Presented to over 1.5 million students over 20 years, these
STEM / STEAM assemblies are presented with the goal of
instilling the fun of science into tomorrow’s pioneers …
Description of programs:
With his use of models and demonstrations, Captain Bob
gives children a front row seat to space exploration,
flight, and robotics. Even the youngest students are fully
engaged, making these far-off explorations real and
Choose 5 Workshops from following 10 subjects:
Captain Bob discusses how rockets first
began. You’ll see a movie about early rocket attempts
as well as how rockets are used today to send people
to space. Students will also learn how to make their
own paper rocket model from simple items at home.
Living on the Moon:
Join Captain Bob as he uses
models to demonstrate how astronauts lived on the
moon! See a movie of astronauts bouncing (and
falling) on the moon! Students can then make their
own moon base at home with step by step
Students will see how early robots worked
(and sometimes didn’t!) How robots are used in films
and how they now explore Mars. Finally, they will be
able to make their very own Mars rover from items
around the house.
Floating in Space:
Captain Bob shows students
what it’s like to live and work in space. Students will
be able to watch astronauts having fun on the
International Space Station. At the conclusion, they
will learn how to make a space station model at home!
Living on Mars:
In this fascinating show, we talk
about how robot rovers work on Mars. Later, we’ll
watch a movie about how people will one day live on
Mars. Students will even be able to build their own
From kites, to the Wright Brothers, to jumbo
jets; Captain Bob uses models to show students how
flight first began. Then, students will go to the movies
and see a film from early planes to modern jets. At
the end of this episode, students are shown where to
find great videos to make their own paper airplanes.
From early helicopters to today’s high
powered choppers, Captain Bob shows students how
these marvelous machines work and why they’re so
important. They’ll see a movie of early attempts and
fast jet powered copters. They’ll learn how to make
their own hand propelled helicopters at home!
The Solar System:
Captain Bob brings this big
concept down to size, using a basketball and a
baseball to demonstrate size. In addition to going to
see a movie about the solar system, he’ll show
students how to make their very own solar system
display at home!
Hot Air Balloons:
Get ready for a very uplifting
experience! Human flight began with the invention of
balloons. See a movie of flight by the Montgolfier
Brothers and balloon festivals today! Captain Bob will
also show students how to make their very own hot air
Ready for a down-to-Earth experience?
During this episode, students will learn how much they
weigh on the moon and planets. We’ll watch a movie
about the concept of gravity. At the conclusion,
Captain Bob will show students how to make their very
own ‘Anti-Gravity’ device!