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Learn, Build, Launch Days About to Take Off

Have you ever watched a rocket launch and dreamed of someday sending something you made into space? Do you want to learn more about the technology used by space industry leaders like NASA? Do you want to plan your own mission and learn to speak like a flight controller?

high altitude balloon launch

Then join us for Learn, Build, Launch days!

Capitol is excited to partner with the Science and Engineering Partnership, SEP, for our latest STEM outreach program! Our Learn, Build, Launch Days invite high schoolers to apply to learn and build in our Space Flight Operations and Training Center for free.

Capitol’s SFOTC is a simulated mission control center with technology provided by the Hammer’s Company. (Read more on the SFOTC here.)

Over the course of two Saturdays, junior engineers will jump right into astronautical learning. Students will get to practice talking like a mission controller and planning their own spacecraft orbits. They’ll participate in a simulated rocket launch, followed by a real high-altitude balloon launch of science experiments they make themselves.

Capitol's Space Flight Operations and Training Center

Interested high school students will need to apply by emailing a brief essay on how space interests them to Please include your full name, high school name, and GPA in your email. If you already have an idea for a payload, we would love for you to make that the topic of your essay.

Group sizes will be limited to about 10 students per group in order for us to provide you with a truly personalized experience. Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided during an hour long midday break.


Current sessions include April 6th and 13th and May 11th and 18th. Spots in our Learn, Build, Launch days are limited, so apply today!