U.S. Navy photo by Connie Hempel
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin's Field Representative, Sue Kullen, back, watches Chief Electronics Technician Jon Rees and 10-year-old STARBASE-Atlantis participant Zadie Krissoff prepare to launch a rocket Zadie assembled. This year's STARBASE-Atlantis program concluded with the final group launching their rockets July 26 at NAS Patuxent River. The free summer outreach program is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is for students entering the sixth grade. It is designed to increase student knowledge and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There were five week-long classes this summer, with 139 students attending.