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Local high school students launch rocket

Local high school students launch rocket

Aero-science students put their rocketry skills to the test.

Six Alamo Heights High School students and their instructor recently traveled to White Sands, New Mexico for a national rocketry competition. The Texas team had been working on their rocket for two years as part of an aero-science class project.

Although the 22-foot, 600 pound rocket did not reach it’s target height of 100,00 feet, the rocket launched successfully climbing 11,200 feet before crashing into the side of a mountain.

The aero-science class led by Colin Lange has inspired many students to embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and are looking forward to stem-based careers.

Read the entire story at the online San Antonio Express-News site.
Find resources for teachers at the National Association of Rocketry (NAR).