- Press Release
- Nov 25, 2022
NASA Sounding Rocket Launch With Student Payloads Successful
Nearly 100 university instructors and students saw their experiments rise to the sky at 5:30 a.m. this morning (26 June) with the successful launch of a NASA suborbital sounding rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
During the past week the students have been at Wallops preparing their experiments through the week-long RockOn/RockSat workshop. The program is conducted in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia.
The purpose of the workshop is to provide a hands-on learning experience for future scientists and engineers that could one day be involved in flying rocket experiments. The two-stage Terrier-Orion rocket carried the experiments to an altitude of 73 miles.
The experiments were recovered and the students will begin analyzing their results this afternoon.