Student Rocket Launch 2013

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:00am

Plan now for the annual Student Rocket Launch on July 27!

Watch high-powered sport rockets built by interns at United Launch Alliance launch high above the Colorado plains carrying payloads built by interns at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and K-12 students from Colorado and Alabama.

9:00-9:45 a.m.: Close-up Viewing of the Rockets
10:00 a.m.-noon: Student Rocket Launches

Click here to learn more about the Student Rocket Launch and RSVP to attend. After you RSVP, you'll receive directions to the event and a lineup of the day's events.

Over an eight-week period, working on their own time, the ULA and Ball interns design, build and test the rockets and the payloads (onboard instruments/experiments that are deployed after launch) with the guidance of mentors from both companies. The K-12 students also worked with mentors to design and build their payloads, many of which have on-board instruments such as GPS, barometers and accelerometers.

The largest rocket, the Future, is 25 feet tall - the largest rocket to launch in Colorado - and can reach an altitude of approximately 9,000 feet above the ground! The team also will launch the 10-foot-tall Atlas IV and the Stars 'N' Stripes, which is nearly 17 feet tall.

Southern Colorado Rocketeers (SCORE), Colorado Springs-based COSROCS and Northern Colorado Rocketry (NCR) will also launch sport rockets throughout the day.

Hudson Ranch, near Pueblo, Colo.