Intern Program LogoThe Future Rocket Blasts Off
The 2017 Intern Rocket Launch is scheduled for June 24, launching from Spaceport America, New Mexico. This year will mark the second launch of the Future Heavy – the world’s largest high-power sport rocket at 53 feet tall!

The rocket will launch at Spaceport America’s annual Spaceport America Cup International Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition in association with the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA).

Elementary, middle and high school students have built payloads -- onboard instruments and experiments -- that will launch on the Future Heavy. Visit the Payloads page to learn more.

Watch the Future Heavy Launch

Visit for more information about the Spaceport America Cup, including how to purchase tickets.

Getting Involved in 2018

Elementary, middle and high school student teams can apply to build payloads for the 2018 launch. Visit the Payload Information Page for more details.