Pyro crews prepare for fireworks show at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center


Crews began preparing for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Fireworks Extravaganza today.

Unloading and setting up are only part of putting together this fireworks show, though. There are dozens of hours of planning that go into it as well. After days of planning this Fireworks Extravaganza, they decided on sending off 1,000 fireworks in about fifteen minutes.

U.S. Space and Rocket Center Director of Communications, Pat Ammons, said, “These will be six inch shells, so these will be those high flying, really beautiful fireworks that we love to see.”

The prep doesn’t end today. Crews will be back tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. to set up the explosives and electrical connections.

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center will be celebrating all day tomorrow with patriotic activities, but they are closing the doors at 7:30 p.m. to get ready for the fireworks show.

“They’re designed to be seen from the vicinity, so that’s why you don’t have to be on the grounds to be able to enjoy this, you can be anywhere you can see the rocket,” said Ammons.

The fireworks show will begin tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m.

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