Young rocketeers, including Cooper Fine, 8, foreground, zero in on a water-pressure propelled rocket as it lifts off Wednesday from the Kansas University campus. The event, part of KU's Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center's weeklong series of science day camps, teaches kids about astronomy and rocket science.
Guerin Frei, 9, tugs on a rope, releasing pressure built up inside a 20-ounce plastic pop bottle and propelling the rocket skyward. Frei and a small cadre of space adventurers blasted their homemade rockets off on Wednesday at Kansas University. The Space Odyssey Camp is part of a series of day camps for youngsters interested in science. The camps are put on by KU's Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center. The space camp ends today.