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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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