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Wallops Flight Facility hosts students, educators

Saturday - 6/15/2013, 10:30am  ET

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility is hosting more than 120 students and educators for Rocket Week on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The week of events kicks off on Saturday. Each of the attendees will participate in a sounding rocket launch scheduled for Thursday morning.

University and community college-level participants will build small experiments that will be launched on a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket.

The workshop is in its sixth year and is conducted in a partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia.

During the week, about 20 high school teachers from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and the District of Columbia will learn about the dynamics of rocketry and the science gained from suborbital sounding rockets to reinforce concepts they teach in their classrooms.


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