April 22, 2017 Launch

2017 Launch

April 22, 2017

FLARE Alamogordo Launch Site

Alamogordo, NM


As part of New Mexico Space Grant’s Student Launch Program, students and teachers watched as their experiments were launched on April 22, 2017.  Fellowship of Las Cruces Area Rocketry Enthusiasts (FLARE) launched a 6” diameter rocket from the SMRA launch site developed by the American Legion Post #34 and Post members.  The Park is west of Alamogordo in sparse desert scrub. The rocket reached a height of approximately 7,000 feet.


The payload experiments launched were designed and built by Sierra Middle School, Roswell, NM.  The payload canisters were 3-D printed by Dona Ana Community College.



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