On Sunday, high-school seniors Sanzio Angeli, of Clover Hill High School, and Dylan Whitesel, of Midlothian High School succeeded in breaking the world's record by launching almost 4000 model rockets at one time. In the process, they collected $20,000 to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

For more information, and videos, please see Rocket4TheCure – New World’s Record As Teens Launch Almost 4000 Rockets at Once

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Began Operations: 1967
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Carl McLawhorn founded Semroc Astronautics Corporation in his college dorm at North Carolina State University in November, 1967.  Semroc produced a line of model rocket kits and motors. Semroc grew to a company with twenty-five full-time employees working at two facilities. The company's quick growth, however, presented challenges and, in early 1971, Semroc became insolvent and closed its doors.

A little over three decades later, Semroc returned.  Reincorporated on April 2, 2002, Semroc produces a large line of quolity model rocket kits including many reproductions of the classic kits of the 1960s and 1970s.


  • Semroc Astronautics Corporation