Students in the rocket lab cleanroom

Students in the rocket lab cleanroom

Students in special gowns, caps, and gloves work in a lab

Adam Stone, left, a junior majoring in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Sara Walmach, the undergraduate lab lead in the rocket lab, work in the cleanroom. Sara is adjusting the focusing optics used on a previous rocket and Adam is setting up the grating alignment apparatus that is used to build modules of reflection gratings to diffract X-rays into a rainbow.

IMAGE: Michelle Bixby