Rockets Launched At St. Augustine High School | News
SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Students at St. Augustine High School launched rockets Thursday in hopes of propelling their future engineering careers.
"We absolutely have students come out of this and move into engineering," said Aerospace Academy Director Gail Cullum.
She's the head of the program that is a partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
She's been heading it up for six years.
Today students in the program shot model rockets each built themselves.
It was a lesson in precision.
"One little mistake and the rocket will go into a spin and get very little altitude," Cullum said.
She's hoping this experience will lead students into the private sector space jobs on the horizon.
"The idea is that we inspire them to actually want to work on real rockets," she said.