RICHLAND — Eighty rockets will reach for the sky beginning at 9 a.m. this Friday (Aug. 1) as part of a “Space and Rocketry” one-week summer science camp at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
 
The rocket launch will take place on the Hanford High School sports field along Sprout Road, adjacent to the WSU Tri-Cities campus, 2710 University Drive, Richland. It will take about 90 minutes to launch all the rockets.
 
The Comet Rocket launch is the “big event” for about 80 elementary children who spent the week doing hands-on activities related to outer space, constellations, and the solar system.
 
This is the sixth 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. Remaining camps are “Guts & Glory: Extreme Sports Science” the week of Aug. 4-8 and “Science Detective” the week of Aug. 11-15.
 
For more information on the full-day and half-day science camps, call 372-7606 or visit www.tricity.wsu.edu/summersciencecamp .
 
Directions to Friday morning’s 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.