A fizzling rocket is a very special kind of pyrotechnic achievement. It has to be "just enough, but not too much." As is often the case with special effects experts, those who helped FBL create "Rocket" had never been asked to do this exact thing before. Through trial and error, the special effects experts were able to rig the first rocket to fizzle apart on cue. They also did a great job with the guidance wire - a fish line for the final take off.

Many people have been able to relate to the struggles of overcoming a challenge, as seen in "Rocket." The spot also models the importance of mentoring and that it is worth hanging on to your dream.


MUSIC: Feel the flame forever burn, teaching lessons we must learn …
MUSIC: To bring us closer to the power of the dream.
MUSIC: Feel the flame forever burn, teaching lessons we must learn…
SUPER: The Power of Dreaming…Pass it On
MUSIC: To realize the power of the dream.
SUPER: The Foundation for a Better Life

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Your Comments
landon from sugar creek NOVEMBER 5, 2020
that is a nice teacher because she helped him

Kate from Wisconsin  MARCH 18, 2019
We were supposed to watch this for a class. I started to think about what my dreams were and I realized I didn’t have any.

Kathleen from Celebration,Florida JULY 13, 2016
People that have hope have always had dreams.. Most folks today feel defeated because they have lost HOPE. COMPETITION HAS WON OVER COOPERATION. And so many of today's heros have proven to be frauds.. In this age of beautiful deceptions we need to come back to 'Corny' because it allowed us to be vulnerable . Which we need to be AGAIN. Because when someone is vulnerable they are hopeful in the natural heartfelt way..lets get CORNY AGAIN.. PLEASE..

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joann m. from philippines MAY 8, 2014
amazing teacher. i love it

soraya bach from deerfield beach FEBRUARY 4, 2014

Sebastian from Cleveland, Ohio JANUARY 8, 2014
Soooo AMAZING! It teaches one to never stop believing and dreaming in yourself, and will make any model rocket buff smile ear to ear!

jose s. from glendale heights SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
People learn from their mistakes and sometimes need help to do that.

Todd O from Pennsylvania DECEMBER 28, 2011
Thank you to all the teachers, like the woman in the rocket clip, who help their students reach their dreams. Like other nations, we should honor our nation's teachers and hold them in the highest esteem!

Gerald & Jeanne B. from Louisville, Ky. JANUARY 11, 2011
My Wife & I love your value messages. It would be wonderful if we all lived by it's values.

Don W. from Lashburn, Saskatchewan SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
Rockets were a highlight of many of my kid's birthday parties. Thanks for the great clips.

inventor from @space AUGUST 13, 2010
Dreams are like rocket fuel; light it and see where it goes.

Elena M. from Califorina SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
Great show!

Scott C. from New Castle, Indiana FEBRUARY 7, 2009
Having been a rocket builder when I was a kid, and now with my little girl, I really loved this spot. Anyone who liked this spot would LOVE the movie "October Sky," which also strongly celebrates virtues and family.

Karen M. from Seattle, WA DECEMBER 30, 2008
Once again...just amazing!!!

Bev M. from Canada DECEMBER 28, 2008
Incrediable, simply incrediable!

A grateful and new eigth grader MAY 27, 2007
The principle and councilors at my middle school decided to show these every morning. This was the one I was paying most attention to. Mainly because I was building a rocket. But, I can't say enough how much these videos impacted (positively) our school. We are a better bunch of teens because of them. Thank you Mr. Rugg and all the people of Prairie View Middle/High school. I LUV U!!!!

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