June 26, 2008
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.