College Rocket-Builders Are Flying High, Even as Launch Falls a Bit Short

By Updated June 2, 2019 4:09 p.m.

ET Last year, some college kids who barely knew one other had a wild notion to try to launch their own rockets into space.

Then, on Friday and Saturday, something even wilder happened: They were actually in New Mexico watching their rockets blast off.

Operation Space, the group of students from across the country who had never met when they decided to build a rocket, had every reason to believe their project would fizzle.

They had to scrounge for parts.

They ran into a comical series of errors when they first tried to assemble...

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