NASA student program launching careers as well as rockets

'We're all proud of these guys,' said John Chandler, one of their mentors. He's director of Texas Tech University's T-STEM Center to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. 'They wouldn't speak English to us; now they won't shut up.'

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The three students from Presidio, Texas, made the smallest of 14 teams of high-school rocketeers at NASA's Student Launch Initiative on Sunday morning.

"We're all proud of these guys," said John Chandler, one of their mentors. He's director of Texas Tech University's T-STEM Center to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. "They wouldn't speak English to us; now they won't shut up."

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