RockOn! 2017

The RockOn Workshop provides a week of hands-on and collaborative learning – learn how to build sounding rocket payloads and launch them into space at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia!  This year’s RockOn Workshop will take place June 17-22, 2017.

During the RockOn workshop, teams will learn through hands-on activities, how to build a sounding rocket payload or RocketSat. Teams of 3 will build their rocket payload from a kit in three days and launch it on sounding rocket to ~73 miles on the sixth day. Wallops will be providing the rocket and launch operations for the workshop. Wallops will also provide a tour and briefings on sounding rocket environments for future flights. This workshop is not about building rockets. It is about learning to build sounding rocket payloads. The Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia organize this workshop.  For more information about the event, please visit the workshop’s homepage.

Though this event is in conjunction with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grants, Connecticut students must apply to the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium using the cover sheet provided on the forms page of our website (also given in the link below). For more information on applying, please see the Student 2016-2017 RFP booklet.  Earlybird registration for the workshop is until March 23, 2017.  The CTSGC deadline for applying is March 14, 2017.  NASA CTSGC will be accepting RockOn workshops applications until all workshop positions have been filled and/or all available CT Space Grant funds have been used.  Apply today! 

RockOn Workshop Cover Sheet 2017