Sept 1, 2019–SystemsGo 2020 Launch Dates announced for Texas, New Mexico
Students from high schools across New Mexico and Texas will launch their rockets one-mile high and beyond the speed of sound as part of Rockets 2020, a STEM program designed for students to learn 21st Century workplace skills in a project-based program where they design, build, and launch rockets.
New Mexico/Jal: April 21-22, 2020
North Texas/Jack County: April 24-25, 2020 (April 26 backup date)
Central Texas/Stonewall: April 30-May 2, 2020 (May 3 backup date)
Southeast Texas/Smith Point: May 8-10, 2020 (May 11 backup date)
Rockets launched all day as possible. Schedules vary due to weather, student readiness, and other factors.
New Mexico Launch: In vicinity of Jal, New Mexico
North Texas/Jack County:
Launch Site: FM 2210 W and Gowan Ranch Lane, Jacksboro, TX 76458
Stage 1 & 2: Perrin VFD: 2210 W Hackley Street, Perrin, TX 76486
Southeast Texas/Smith Point:
Launch & All Stages: 19350 FM 562, Anahuac, TX 77514
South of Anahuac, near Smith Point, Texas
Launch Site: 2187 Double Horn Road, Stonewall, Texas 78671
Stage 1 & 2: Stonewall Chamber of Commerce: 250 Peach Street, Stonewall, TX 78671
The SystemsGo program started in Fredericksburg High School in 1996 under the direction of teacher Brett Williams. The innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum uses inquisitive learning based on a problem and project-based model to invoke and stimulate skills in design, development, testing, analysis, and innovation.
The student teams design to meet specific criteria, such as sending a one-pound payload one mile high or passing the sound barrier.
Visit SystemsGo.org for information and directions.
All launches are open to the public and free. Passes can be obtained online in advance or at the entrance. All attendees will be required to sign a waiver at the launch site for access.
www.systemsgo.org • firstname.lastname@example.org • 830-997-3567
Texas launches will be streamed live online, weather and internet access permitting. Visit www.systemsgo.org for links posted on the days of the launches.