Rocket Launching

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Mr. O’Brien’s eighth-grade tech class launched rockets safely behind the Cranberry High School campus. The students built and customized their own rockets for several weeks, and finally experienced how far the rockets could soar. Students were elated and screaming with joy when a rocket, especially their own, would shoot up in the sky and disappear among the clouds only to fall back to the ground several yards from the launch site. This put a smile on all of the students faces to see the parachute, within the rocket, deploy and glide gently back to the ground where the students picked it up and kept it as a souvenir. (Written and photographed by AJ Howard)


AJ Howard is a student at Cranberry High School and a member of the school’s journalism/publications group.