(Original Story from AL.com)
Huntsville area middle and high school students had the chance to send their experiments out of this world in the 2014 Intern Rocket Program Launch sponsored by United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace.
Falcon Rocketeers, comprised of students from Butler, Grissom, Pope John Paul II high schools and Hampton Cove Middle, built two payloads that were shot into space last week in Pueblo, Colo.
ULA blasted off three intern rockets that launched 17 payloads. Alabama cotton along with teddy bears, barometers, accelerometers and a GPS device was shot into space, according to the ULA website.
The team solely represented Alabama in a field of 13 teams from around the country, including Colorado and Ohio.
Video Courtesy of ULA.