Volume: 04, Issue: 18 05/03/2006 
Rockets launch at the Rockets for Schools 2005 rocket launch.
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NASA astronaut Dr. John Grunsfeld.  Image credit: NASA.
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A rocket launches at the Rockets for Schools 2005 rocket launch.
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Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch 2006

Rockets for Schools will host its annual rocket launch May 12 and 13, 2006, at the Blue Harbor Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This event will be open to the general public on both days. Sixth through 12th grade students will launch scale model rockets with scientific experiments onboard while working beside industry professionals. On Friday, May 12, NASA astronaut Dr. John Grunsfeld, who has logged over 45 days in space, will speak at the event and answer questions about spaceflight. There will also be a BI-B flyover from Ellsworth Air Base (U.S. Air Force 28th Bombwing) air combat command, as well as S-3B Viking jets from the Navy.

On Saturday, May 13, more than 40 rockets will be launched form the South Pier of Spaceport Sheboygan. Rockets will soar more than 10,000 feet in altitude over Lake Michigan. Participating students will be involved in tracking, recovery, mission control, or weather balloon teams. Families, students, and teachers are all welcome to come join in the fun of the Rockets for Schools rocket launch.

For more information about Rockets for Schools, please visit the following website:
http://www.rockets4schools.org/.

For more information about NASA astronaut Dr. John Grunsfeld, please visit the following website:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/grunsfel.html.

    
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