INA, Ill. (July 22, 2021) - The popular Blastoff! Kids Summer Camp at Rend Lake College presented an opportunity for fourth through eighth-grade students to build their own rockets throughout the week. The culmination of that hard work was ready to see the skies and the ships took flight Thursday morning, as 10 students launched their rockets near the RLC airfield.
Blastoff campers pose for a group picture shortly before their rocket launch event. (Click image for printable photo)
Willis Morris, 11, of Benton gets a final countdown from RLC Associate Professor Greg Hollmann during the launch event Thursday. Morris' rocket was named Voyage. (Click image for printable photo)
Allison McKinney, 8, of McLeansboro listens as RLC Associate Professor Greg Hollmann prepares her rocket Black Widow for launch. (Click image for printable photo)
RLC Associate Professor Greg Holmann congratulates Kalea Poindexter on a successful flight following the launch of her rocket at the RLC airfield. (Click image for printable photo)