While the American space shuttle has been relegated to air and space museums, the shuttle express program is alive and well at Los Robles Academy.
In fact, the young students marked the end of a six-week course on rocketry by launching their own brightly colored shuttles into the gray May skies over Hacienda Heights.
The fourth- and fifth-graders chatted as they assembled their rockets in the vehicle assembly building, i.e. an empty classroom.
Read more and see more photos in Rich Irwin’s story at ROCKETS.