Alamo Heights students to launch 20-foot rocket in New Mexico
Students are researching whether radiation kills bacteria
SAN ANTONIO – Alamo Heights High School students are heading to New Mexico to launch a 20-foot rocket carrying penicillium.
Students put penicillium in the rocket to research if radiation has an effect on killing bacteria.
The four-year project began with students learning physics of rockets and then spent a year putting the rocket together.
Aerospace engineering teacher Colin Lang said his goal was not only to build the rocket, but to inspire students to pursue engineering.
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