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Space Sciences


Through suborbital rocket programs, students learn how to build experiments for the space environment: vacuum, temperature extremes, radiation, and microgravity.

A sounding rocket, a suborbital rocket that carries a payload experiment to space, blasts off.Carthage students participate in the Colorado Space Grant Consortium’s RockSat sounding rocket payload programs. Students spend nine months designing and building a payload experiment for launch aboard a NASA two-stage sounding rocket from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, VA.

Carthage students also participate in the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Collegiate Rocket Launch Competition.