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Space Camp Alumni Participate in the Global Rocket launch

by Suzanne Saltz and Chad Driver

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8:32 a.m. EST participants from all around the globe set off model rockets. This Global Rocket Launch commemorated the historic launch of a Huntsville-designed Saturn V rocket, which ferried the Apollo 11 crew to the moon on that exact day and time back in 1969.

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama led this Global Rocket Launch by simultaneously launching 5,000 model rockets from the Homer Hickam Space Camp Launch Complex.  178 volunteers assisted Rocket Center staff in the Rocket Launch preparation, working 696 hours over 13 sessions.  A crowd of approximately 2,500 people watched live, with the event on simulcast over YouTube and covered by national media outlets.

Below is a photo collage of several Space Camp Alumni that submitted photos to the Space Camp Alumni Association of their participation in this Global Launch:

Alumni Global Rocket Launch


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