The NASA Wallops Flight Facility is set for another suborbital rocket launch this Thursday.
It will give students hands-on experience in designing, building, testing and carrying out four experiments.
The RockSat-X is a joint effort by NASA and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
The experiments range from an analysis of atmospheric particles by students at the University of Puerto Rico to measuring nitric oxide and atmospheric dust by students from Virginia Tech and Baylor universities.
The Colorado Space Grant Consortium will also have seven cameras aboard that will take high-definition pictures that will be made available to the public.