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RockOn! 2011 University Rocket Science Workshop

By SpaceRef Editor
February 26, 2011
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U.S. university faculty and students are invited to a weeklong workshop to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment into space. NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is hosting the RockOn! 2011 workshop June 18-23, in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. The registration deadline for the workshop is May 3, 2011.

The hands-on workshop teaches participants to build experiments that fly on sounding rockets. During the week, participants will work together in teams of three to construct and integrate a sounding rocket payload from a kit. On the fifth day of the workshop, the experiments will fly on a sounding rocket expected to reach an altitude of more than 70 miles.

Each experiment will provide valuable scientific data, analyzed as part of the student-led science and engineering research. The program engages faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills critical to NASA’s future engineering, scientific and technical missions.

For more information about RockOn! and to register online, visit:

Questions about the workshop or the registration process should be directed to Chris Koehler by e-mail at or by telephone at 303-492-3141.

SpaceRef staff editor.