Einstein famously said that imagination is more important than knowledge, which is why he also famously referred to the moon as "the night sun." Train your brain with this Groupon.
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- $25 for two tickets to the Hybrid Test Rocket Launch (a $50 value)
- $49 for four tickets to the Hybrid Test Rocket Launch (a $100 value)
On Saturday, December 29, at 10 a.m., visitors gather on Spaceport Launch Pad 1A to witness the Midwest’s first unmanned rocket-launch program send its shuttle into the clouds. Before the rocket rides flames skyward, three ticket holders will be randomly selected to work directly with and be a part of the launch team.
Weather and other delays beyond our control may affect launch time or date. Visit www.spaceportindiana.com for launch updates.
Though it's nowhere near Cape Canaveral, Spaceport Indiana opens a portal to the upper atmosphere and suborbital space through educational programs, a launch facility, and various testing facilities. Located at the Columbus Municipal Airport, the center helps private companies and the military test new innovations in low Earth orbit, while also running programs for curious junior astronauts. Summer camps and one-off sessions focus on building rockets and launching high-altitude balloons; scientists also travel to local classrooms for demonstrations. A yearly Space Day further excites exploratory instincts with topics that have included space tourism, interplanetary travel, living outside of Earth, and how much easier it is to bathe a dog when gravity can't help it run away.