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Student Scientists and a Rocket Launch Record

Two groups of high school student scientists got together last Sunday at the Chesterfield Fair Grounds to break a record and raise money for breast cancer research. Dylan Whitesel and Sanzio Angeli, founded Rocket 4 the Cure. They went to the fairgrounds to set a new Guinness rocket launching world record. Doing it, they would raise money for the Susan G. Komen Cancer organization. They shattered the record by successfully launching nearly all of them and they raised $20,000 for breast cancer research.

Michelle Marquez, founder of a group called Psychology Anamorphic Neuroscience says it was also art. She and her friends video taped the event using drones and infrared cameras. Their mission, she said, is to inspire collaborations between art and science as a tool to promote role models, leadership, and awareness.