DENVER (CBS4) – Denver South High School’s rocket lab completed and launched a high power rocket on Sunday on the Pawnee National Grassland. The student-run club finished working on the rocket last week.
It traveled at Mach 2.1 and went 26,574 feet in the air.
They believe they are the only high school students to have built and launched a high-power rocket of this velocity.
They dubbed the mission “Project Mary Jackson” in honor of the first Black female engineer to work at NASA.
The students now hope to obtain sponsorships to help build their capstone project by May of 2022.