Fredericksburg High School students have successfully launched their 20-foot rockets from White Sands Missile Range in recent years. The student-built rockets carried university research payloads and set flight records.
"This is the pinnacle of what we have been working on when it comes to problem-based education in America," Williams said. "For some of these students, this is the culmination of three years of work. We can see them get inspired to get into the engineering fields, to step up and begin making a difference to this country."