Rocket Day at WSCC

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Some local students blasted off Thursday.

It's all part of a program called October skies.

Washington State Community College hosted its first ever Rocket Day.

Professor Dean Hirschi organized the event to give students the opportunity to learn more about science, technology and engineering.

He says he wanted to make science more available for the students and have fun launching rockets.

"Oh, everybody likes seemed like a really good idea to get kids introduced into the idea of what rockets and science are all about, some of the things you can do with them," he says. "Clearly with the space program it is very important."

Hirschi says he was happy with the turn out and wants to make it even bigger event next time.

The kids helped build the capsules to protect eggs dropped from different heights.

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