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Ball Aerospace, ULA Launch Colorado’s Largest Rocket

StockMissileLaunchMDAInterns from Ball Aerospace and United Launch Alliance launched Colorado’s largest rocket Saturday from the Hudson Ranch near Pueblo.

More than 100 students are participating in the seventh annual Student Rocket Launch with a total of 18 payloads on board three high-power sports rockets, ULA said Wednesday.

“Year after year exceptionally talented summer interns amaze us with their innovative approach to challenges and problem solving,” said Jeff Osterkamp, VP for engineering at Ball.

“The rocket launch aspect of the 10-week internship demonstrates their understanding of the teamwork needed to become future leaders.”

The Ball Aerospace interns, or BIRST (Ball Intern Rocket Science Team), designed and built the five largest payloads with employee mentoring, students K-12 developing the other 13 payloads.

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