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SoHi, Homer grads await liftoff

Four years ago, they were freshmen floating in zero gravity. Now, they're leading the charge to launch an 11-foot, 45-pound rocket a mile into the sky. University of Alaska Fairbanks students Andrew Paxson, from Soldotna, and Wyatt Rehder, from Homer, are gearing up for the NASA University Student Launch Initiative competition, which is designed to challenge university-level students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level.

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Out of this world experience: Local UAF students participate in NASA program

...experienced it. It's just incredible," said Tess Caswell, UAF graduate who recently participated in NASA's Microgravity University program at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Caswell, who graduated from Soldotna High School in...

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