Rockets on the Hill 2015 a Great Success

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) exhorts students to follow their dreams and be the generation
that sends manned missions to Mars. 

Fifty-five student rocket teams from across the country gathered in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate building Friday, May 8, to display their rockets and tell their stories to congressional staff.

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Guest speakers included Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Aurora Flight Sciences Chairman and CEO Dr. John Langford, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and Thales USA Vice President of Government Relations Jim Fraser.  Each of the speakers focused on the need for more students to get involved in science, technology, engineering and math studies and eventually to enter the aerospace and defense industry and become the next generation of scientists and engineers to lift us to the stars.

NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan answers student questions

Following the reception, the teams dispersed around Capitol Hill to meet with the staff of their elected representatives and watch a flyover of World War II military aircraft honoring the 70th anniversary of the allied victory in Europe.


(Photos by Dan Stohr)