Local & Regional
Sun April 25, 2010
Rocket Show has Tulsa Fans
By KWGS News
Tulsa, OK – An estimated 40,000 people turned out yesterday for Quik Trip Air and Rocket Racing Show at the Tulsa International Airport. The show was a benefit for the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.
The museum is trying to become one of three locations for the retiring space shuttles.
Rocket planes use rocket fuel rather than aviation fuel, meaning those planes can fly higher and faster.
Traffic was congested getting into and out of the area near Tulsa's Mohawk Park. Some people waited for hours to get a parking spot. Commerical aviaition at the airport was not impacted by the show.
Among those attending the event was Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon.