Launch Dates For the High Hopes Project

Monday, May 18, 2015, and Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Yes, we finally have specific launch dates for the High Hopes Project. Like any launch (rocket, plane, business, ….) we’ve experienced issues ranging from finding time to work on the designs and builds of the payloads, to the SBAC testing schedule that blew our schedule apart.

Our first launch will be May 18, from Cottonwood Elementary School in Fernley, Nevada. This launch will be used primarily to test the payloads and other engineering designs so any problems encountered can be re-engineered in time for the second launch on May 26. That launch will be from Lake Tahoe and will include all the payload designs as well as all the world’s “High Hopes” that you can still submit right up until Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015. If you or your students haven’t submitted theirs yet there is still plenty of time. Here is a link to submit yours. And here is a link to a page that explains how and why to submit your “High Hopes.”

In addition here is a link to a post on “Edutopia” that explains the whole project and includes photos and links to details and other ways you and your students can be involved.

Get involved in this global STEM project!

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