May 18 2017 to May 21 2017
This annual four-day event is the culmination of the SystemsGo program, now offered in high schools across Texas and New Mexico. The student teams design and build 8-foot tall models that will go up from one of six launch towers. First-year students attempt to send a one-pound payload one mile high. Second-generation projects send rockets past the speed of sound.
Plans call for rockets to launch between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Schedule will vary depending on weather and student preparation. The public is welcome and admission is free, but anyone attending is required to register in advance by going to www.systemsgo.org. Registration is also available at the gate. The area is considered an experimental testing range. Mobility will be limited, access will be controlled, and visitors need to be aware that this is the first flight of all rockets.
Food and restroom facilities will be available. Direction signs will be posted. Maps to the site, launch schedule, and complete listings of activities are online. At Stewart’s Hillview Ranch located north of Fredericksburg off the Willow City Loop.
Address: Highway 16 North
Phone: (830) 997-3567