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Henrico teen invited to watch Antares rocket launch

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Jul 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-14 12:43:23-04

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – While thousands of people watched Sunday’s Antares rocket launch online, one Henrico County teen was invited for an up close and personal viewing.

Alexander Sims, an Eagle Scout and student at the Math, Science and Technology Center at Godwin High School, was invited by NASA and Orbital Sciences to view the Antares Launch from the flight facility.

Alexander with former astronauts Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. and Charles Bolden (left) and astronaut Kate Rubins (right)

Alexander with former astronauts Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. and Charles Bolden (left) and astronaut Kate Rubins (right)

Before the launch, Sims was able to meet with some astronauts, rocket scientists and engineers.