By Danielle Chavira

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.

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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.

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They dubbed the mission “Project Mary Jackson” in honor of the first Black female engineer to work at NASA.

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The students now hope to obtain sponsorships to help build their capstone project by May of 2022.

Danielle Chavira