RockOn! VII

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In the early morning hours of June 26, 2014, a Terrier MK12 – Improved Orion sounding rocket took flight from the Wallops Range MRL launcher carrying a set of experiments created by scores of college students and their professors. Approximately 100 students and faculty worked on multiple payloads for this mission. Due to exceptional circumstances this year, the program was able to accommodate and launch experiments from middle school students from all around the world via the Rubik Learning Initiative.

The RockOn! workshop is intended to be an introductory flight opportunity providing exposure to university undergraduate students and their instructors in space-based science missions. The long-term goal of the RockOn! workshop is to provide a minimally subsidized, self-sustaining, annual training program for the university community.

This year, the following colleges and universities participated:

• Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis.

• Mitchell Community College, Statesville, N.C.

• Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

• Howard University, Washington, D.C.

• West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.

The RockOn! workshop is a collaborative effort by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium (CSGC), the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), and the Wallops Flight Facility.

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