World’s largest sport rocket launches at Fort Carson

FORT CARSON, Colo. — The world’s largest sport rocket launched Sunday when the United Launch Alliance hosted its annual student rocket launch at Camp Red Devil.

The 50-foot-tall rocket was built by ULA interns over the past four years. It’s carrying 16 payloads built by kindergarten through 12th grade students from across Colorado.

These students said these past few years have been hard work, but having a successful launch was worth the wait.

The rocket’s goal altitude was 10,000 feet, which is almost two miles. All 16 payloads deployed successfully.

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