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New Mexico Space Grant Consortium student launch
Date: 5/20/2011 Album ID: 1252149
An estimated 800 students from New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, teachers and parents, gathered to watch third New Mexico Space Grant Consortium student launch where a rocket carrying 27 student experiments was sent into space from New Mexico's Spaceport America. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
Spaceport America stands about 75% finished and is holding weekly tours to visitors of the southern New Mexico facility. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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Brown Middle School students were interviewed by The Discovery Channel Canada about their marshmallow experiment Friday at Spaceport America. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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Chris Thomas, left, and other students from Hot Springs High School in Truth or Consequences, N.M. carried the Goddard Flight Celestis 10 rocket into a tent after it returned from its flight into space Friday. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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Eric Moreno, left, and other students from Hot Springs High School in Truth of Consequnces were given the task of removing the experiments from the Goddard Flight Celestis 10 rocket after it returned from its flight into space Friday.Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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Karah Tooley, left, and other students from Hot Springs High School in Truth of Consequnces were given the job of removing the experiments from the Goddard Flight Celestis 10 rocket after it returned from its flight into space Friday. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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Ximena Tapia, center, held a satellite phone that she and other Las Cruces middle school students shot up into space Friday. The students sent the phone along with a conventional cell phone to see if they would accept text message while in space. To the right of Tapia are Tatiana Prieto and Norma Farrell, lower right.  Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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Brown Middlle School student Francisco Domiguez held the three marshmallows he and his classmates sent into space on the Goddard flight Celestis 10 rocket Friday. The marshmallows show that they expanded and then contracted while in flight as predicted. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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People waved from a White Sands Missile Range Huey UH-1 helicopter that recovered the Goddard Flight Celestis 10 rocket and its payload of 21 experiments Friday. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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Students, teachers and parents glaned up as the Goddard Flight Celestis 10 rocket shot of from the desert floor at Spaceport America Friday. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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The Goddard Flight Celestis 10 rocket powered into space with 21 experiments from El Paso and Southern New Mexico students on board at Spaceport America Friday. The 20-foot-long, $250,000 craft took less than five minutes to reach space. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
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