PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – United Launch Alliance helped launch three high-powered rockets made by K-12 students in Colorado. The students were part of Ball Aerospace and Special Aerospace Services.

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The rockets carried more than 20 payloads up more than 4,200 feet above a field in Pueblo on Sunday.

The annual Student Rocket Launch helps give student engineers hands-on experience in design, build and launch processes. This year, the rockets were named Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato.

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The payloads included experiments about the effects of gravity, astronaut art packs, airbag deployment systems, landers to gather soil and ground rovers.

Danielle Chavira