The sixth annual MESA Rocket Launch competition, sponsored by Lockheed-Martin and the U.S. Air Force, begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. Lockheed-Martin personnel will serve as judges, operate the launch-pads, and provide participants with a barbecue lunch.
"This activity allows many of these talented young scholars an opportunity to build and test a launch mechanism," says Ray Norton, director of UC Santa Barbara's MESA Center. "More importantly, this provides an excellent vehicle for MESA studentsmany of whom come from disadvantaged backgroundsthe opportunity to interact with engineers from Lockheed-Martin and members of the U.S. Air Force."
The event is not open to the public. For further information, call 805-893-4026.