West Texas Space Vaqueres

The West Texas Space Vaqueres is now an officially designated National Association of Rocketry (NAR) section! For more information, you can check our NAR page by clicking the image below, and contact one of the section organizers for more details.

Logo for the West Texas Space Vaqueres Rocketry Group

Check out our list of upcoming rocketry building workshops, and consider attending one of our quarterly launches - it's a blast for all involved! 

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, (Grant # LS-253655-OLS-23).* (2024)



Summer Camps

Registration is Open!

STEAM Central is hosting several camps this summer, and registration is now open!

Seating for these camps is limited.  

Beginner Rocketry Camp (Grades 7-12)

Get started learning about rocketry by designing and building your very own rocket, from scratch, and then get it launched

Click here to apply to the Beginner Rocketry Camp

Advanced Rocketry Camp (Grades 7-12)

If your child has previously attended a rocketry camp hosted by the Tom Green County Library and ASU, participated regularly in build night, or has other extensive rocket building experience, they can register to attend our advanced camp.  Rocketeers will learn how to design and build a 2-stage rocket.  

Click here to apply for the Advanced Rocketry Camp

Adult Camp--Summer 2024

For adults 18 and older, learn how to build a mid-powered or high-powered rocket. Details coming soon!



WTSV Rocketry Build and Launch Schedule 2023-2024


Want to learn how to design and build rockets?  Join TGCL staff and ASU faculty for our rocket build nights and build your own rocket, then join us at the ASU Ranch or Eggemeyer Field on a launch day to see it fly! 

Build nights take place in the STEAM Central Makerspace at the Stephens Central Library, 33 W Beauregard Ave, San Angelo, TX. 

Launches currently take place at the following location:

  • Eggemeyer Field, 10438 Hawk Ave., San Angelo, TX (GPS coordinates are 31.330726, -100.297704)

Weather happens. Check this page, the WTSV Facebook group, or the STEAM Central Facebook page for inclement weather launch day cancellations, delays, or reschedules.


Date Event Type Time
2023 Events
September 16 Launch Day 8am-12pm
September 21 Build Night 5-8pm
October 19 Build Night 5-8pm
October 21 Launch Day 8am-12pm
November 16 Build Night 5pm-8pm
December 14 Build Night 5pm-8pm
2024 Events
January 18 Build Night 5pm-8pm
January 20 Launch Day - POSTPONED to January 27 8am-12pm

February 15

Build Night 5pm-8pm
February 17 Launch Day -- CANCELLED CANCELLED
March 21 Build Night 5pm-8pm
March 11-15 Spring Break Engineering Camp (details TBD) TBD
April 18 Build Night 5pm-8pm
April 20 Launch Day -- CANCELLED CANCELLED
May 16 Build Night 5pm-8pm
May 18 Launch Day 8am-12pm
June 3-7

Rocketry Summer Camp Registration Open! Click the links below to register.

  Advanced: Learn to design and build a stable two-stage rocket 9:30-12 PM
  Beginner: Learn to design and build a stable rocket 1-3:30 PM
June 8, 2023 Summer Camp Launches 8 AM - 12 PM