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Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers

Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers (WRATS)

The Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers (WRATS) provides high school
educators with a technical flight experience that will reinforce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. WRATS provides an authentic, hands-on rocketry experience based on NASA’s sounding rocket engineering and science data collection.

Participants are given the opportunity to attend rocket week during the month of June at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Wallops Flight Facility located near Chincoteague, Virginia. Participants build and launch a variety of model rockets, learn about the dynamics of a launch, and safe flight operations from NASA technical experts. Participants may also have an opportunity to view a sounding rocket launch on Wallops Island.

The 2024 WRATS application has closed.

Contact Patricia Benner at if you have any questions.

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