"We lost our rocket two years ago, blew one up last year and finally had a very successful launch and recovery during March,” according to Brent Richey, Associate Professor of Math and known as the ‘Rocket Man’ around SVCC.
He and a group of students from the Governor’s School of Southside Virginia whom he teaches and who assembled the rocket, traveled to South Carolina recently. The device was launched at Modern Turf Farm in Rembert, SC.
“This year’s rocket reached a maximum altitude of 6500 feet with a max velocity
of about 700 mph. The rocket landed