Ashford students and teachers on the launch site at NASA Wallops.
We had an OUT OF THIS WORLD experience this morning as we watched our experiment launch on the SR-5 sounding rocket out of NASA Wallops this morning! It was early (the rocket took off at 5:30 AM) but NASA Wallops Visitor Center was full of activity and excitement!
Ashford students arrived at 4:45 AM to get seats and waited eagerly for the launch to begin:
We got the opportunity to watch a couple of test rocket launches as the sun rose, and then came the countdown for the big show! You could hear lots of cheers, and everyone was so excited to see the rocket go up!
If you are interested in watching the launch, it was recorded on NASA Wallops TV here: https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/wmsc/#/home
We are looking forward to learning more about the results of our experiment in the next few weeks! What a fantastic learning opportunity for us all- thanks again to Amber, Richard, and everyone on the iDoodle/Cubes in Space Team for making it all happen!