UPDATE: Rockets•2020 Launch Schedule
Effective March 20, 2020
Given the current CDC guidelines for community events and subsequent school closings, the original launch dates for SystemsGo Rockets•2020 have been postponed.
Our current position is to attempt to reschedule those launches later in May.
The tentative revised launch dates are as follows:
- North Texas (Jacksboro)–May 15-16
- Central Texas (Fredericksburg)–May 21-23
- Southeast Texas (Anahuac)–May 28-30
Note these dates are tentative.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and remain in close contact with participating schools. If further delays or cancellations are called for, we will advise when that time comes.
Thank you for your continued interest in the SystemsGo program. We hope to get through this in the best interests of our students, our participating schools, our volunteers, and our staff
Scott F. Netherland, Executive Director, SystemsGo
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: TBD
North Texas/Jack County: TBD
Central Texas/Stonewall: TBD
Southeast Texas/Smith Point: TBD
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.