ROXBURY (CBS) – Inspiring the next generation of rocket scientists and astronauts, and it all happened in school today.
The unique lesson brought together college students, and third graders.READ MORE: New Memorial In Worcester Honors Firefighters Killed In Line Of Duty
And that made for an exciting day, reaching for the stars.
It was part of a one of a kind lesson about rocket science.
The Propulsion Group designs and builds rockets.
Their mission is to become the first university to launch a rocket into outer space.
They brought the class an exterior section of the project they’re working on now.READ MORE: 2 Extricated From Car After Crash In Medford
The kids got to paint designs on vinyl casing that will wrap 2 sections of the 20 foot rocket. They also taught the kids about their work.
“We wanted to give back and inspire the next generation of aerospace engineers. We wanted the kids to be excited and to understand that they can do a lot of amazing things,” says Lescarbeau.
“I learned a lot about space and how rockets are made and engineered says 3rd grader Dylan Hollar. “I want to see what outer space is actually like,” adds Yomar Pena de la Cruz.
It looks like the inspiration stuck.
“Today was pretty cool because I’ve never seen a rocket before,” says 9-year-old Gianni Z.
“I’d like to work on rockets because it looks fund to do it, and you get to be creative,” adds Hamdi Mohamed.
The BU group is scheduled to launch their latest rocket this summer in Nevada. It should reach a height of 25,000 feet.MORE NEWS: 'Loss Of A Beautiful Boy': Candlelight Vigil Held In Memory Of 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis
Not outer space, but a big step in that direction.