Kids in Huntsville got hands-on by building their own water-pressure rocket at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Saturday.
It’s an activity supported by Boeing called ‘Boeing Rocket Day’. The children used recycled soda bottles to create the rocket, and watched it lift-off from the launching station.
Volunteers from several space and defense programs were there to help. They say it’s a way to get kids excited about STEM.
“I think it’s very important because our future has been based a lot on technology. So, this is not technology but just knowing it’s related to STEM will work, and it could definitely bring us out to many more accomplishments than we already have. So I think it’s important to advance ourselves and get kids excited for STEM careers,” said Boeing Rocket Day Lead Coordinator Marcela Angulo.
‘Boeing Rocket Day’ also celebrates ‘Engineers Week’.