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A group is six students wearing the same t-shirt the says "RockOn!" pose excitedly in front of sounding rocket standing vertical on the launch pad behind them.
The RockOn Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket carries the student-built payload higher into the sky.
A student in a blue static jacket holds a piece of a rocket payload.

RockOn 2024

RockOn! is a hands-on workshop teaching participants how to create a sounding rocket experiment from scratch over a 5-day period and then launching it into space on the 6th day of the workshop.  This is a team experience and takes place at Goddard Space Flight Center Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The workshop is designed for college students and faculty. There are no prerequisites for participants. Anything needed to be successful at the workshop will be taught at the workshop. The workshop is scheduled from June 14 – 19, 2024 with launch expected on June 20, 2024. (Please note that June 21, 2024, is the backup launch date.)  We acknowledge that the Juneteenth Holiday occurs during the RockOn 2024 workshop. In honor of this important federal holiday, work on this day will be limited to one optional activity.

Team size is 3 people (2 students and 1 faculty member). Each team builds one RockOn experiment. All experiments will fly on the rocket and into space. You must sign-up as a community college or university team; no individual registrations will be accepted. Please note that RockOn is limited to 28 teams. Teams will be able to apply up to the deadline, followed by a down select.

The 2023-2024 application solicitation has closed.

STEM Engagement at Wallops about RockOn 2024


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