RICHLAND – Sixty rockets will reach for the sky starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 3, during the “Space and Rocketry” summer science camp at WSU Tri-Cities.

The rocket launch will be on the Hanford High School sports field. It will take about 45 minutes to launch all the rockets.

The Comet Rocket launch is the “big event” for 62 elementary children who spent the week doing hands-on activities related to outer space, constellations and the solar system.

This is the second of eight summer science camps held on the WSU Tri-Cities campus for children who will be entering kindergarten through fifth grade in fall 2008.

The weeklong sessions use curriculum from Knowledge Learning Cooperation and are led by certified teachers. Other camp themes are Gizmos, Gadgets & Goop; Science Detective; and Guts & Glory: Extreme Sports Science.

Directions to the event: Drive north on George Washington Way, pass Hanford High School, turn right at the WSU Tri-Cities sign onto the tree-lined Sprout Road. The rocket launch is on the grass on the right side of Sprout. Park along the street.

For more information or to register for upcoming full-day and half-day science camps, visit or call 372-7606.