RocketFest 2018





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On behalf of idoodledu, inc and the Cubes in SpaceTM program, we invite you to RocketFest 2018, a three day event surrounding the Sounding Rocket-5 (SR-5) mission that launches on June 21st from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. There are three days of events that celebrate the students’ accomplishment of launching their experiments into space!

Registration
Please complete the registration form below for every person who is attending any of the events, whether they are a student presenting at the visitors center or a guest.

Check-in will be in the lobby of the FairField Inn and Suites in Chincoteague, Virginia from 4-7PM on Monday, June 18th and on Tuesday morning from 7:30-8:30 AM. At check-in you will receive your Cubes in Space swag bag containing information, badges, and special goodies. There will not be check-in at the Visitor Center Tuesday morning.



EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

STUDENT EXHIBIT EXPO

  • Tuesday, June 19th
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center

On Tuesday, June 19t h at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center, students will display and discuss their experiment with the public, NASA employees, and aerospace industry representatives. But of greatest importance, at this Student Exhibit Expo, students get to share their experiences and knowledge with their peers with whom they have so much in common! A special program hosted by the Cubes in Space will start at 1:30 pm will feature guest speakers and other surprises.
We are offering an optional lunch for $8/person. Please see the registration form.

Exhibit board details will be emailed after May 15th.



ROCKIN’ SOUTHERN PICNIC

  • Wednesday, June 20th
  • 5:30 PM – sunset
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park, Chincoteague Island
  • Cost: $15/person

We are hosting a good old-fashioned picnic with southern smoked, pit cooked pork barbeque and chicken, loads of sides, drinks and dessert. Catered by Smokies, a Chincoteague bbq institution, we let them do the work so we can have fun with you! Hosted at the picnic pavilion with gorgeous waterfront views, we will entertain everyone with activities for the little kids, games for kids of all ages while we listen to summertime tunes! What gets better than that?



SOUNDING ROCKET-5 LAUNCH

  • Thursday, June 21st
  • 5:30 AM – 8 :00 AM (launch window)
  • NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center – launch viewing area

Watch the Terrier Improved-Orion sounding rocket launch from the viewing stands at the Visitor Center. Get there early to get a good seat or bring your own. NASA Wallops Flight Facility Range Control launch communications are broadcast so we can hear all mission prep and launch announcements. If the launch is “scrubbed” because of storm conditions or pesky boats that will not get out of the launch range in the ocean, the only other attempt will be on Friday, June 22nd at the same time.

Later in the afternoon, students can pick up their experiments from Team qb in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn on Chincoteague Island. Time TBD.



TRAVEL INFORMATION

STUDENT EXHIBIT EXPO
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is located on Route 175, six miles east of US-13 and five miles west of Chincoteague Island. It is a 60-minute drive south from Salisbury and Ocean City, Maryland and a 90-minute drive north from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Since the Visitor Center has no physical address (we know, really weird), you might find it easier to locate it by using the GPS coordinates and/or driving directions listed below. If you still need help finding the Visitor Center, please call: +1-757-824-1344 or +1-757-824-2298.

GPS COORDINATES: N 37°56.359' W 75°27.398'

http://www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/about-us



ADDITIONAL TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Travel to Chincoteague, Virginia

  •  Norfolk International (ORF) Airport, Norfolk Virginia (two hours from Chincoteague)
  •  Salisbury-Ocean City (SBY) Regional Airport, Salisbury Maryland (one hour from Chincoteague)
  •  Ronald Regan International (DCA) Airport, Arlington Virginia (at least 3.5 hours from Chincoteague)
  •  Dulles International (IAD) Airport, Herndon Virginia (at least 4 hours from Chincoteague)

If you are travelling from Norfolk International Airport, please be aware there is a hefty toll ($14.00 cash one way) for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. http://www.cbbt.com/toll-calculator/. If you have an EZ PASS transponder, you can use that. However, it is an amazing bridge that spans the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay! The views are spectacular, and you’ll see many species of gulls and even pelicans. You may be lucky enough to see US Navy aircraft carriers or battleships going out to sea!



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

After May 15th, we will contact you with additional details and student requirements for the Student Exhibit Expo. Information will include exhibit display board format, helpful tips, and examples. Students will not be preparing PowerPoint presentations this year.

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