MIAMI, June 28 - Instead they got a life lesson about loss, but more importantly about determination.
The students from North Charleston, South Carolina, had come up with an intricate electronics circuitry experiment.
It was supposed to fly last October to the International Space Station on an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia.
But it blew up as they watched from so close by.
On Sunday, their chance to re-fly their experiment soared high into the air, but the Falcon 9 rocket broke apart more than two minutes into space above Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Rachel Lindbergh, Gabe Voigt and Joe Garvey said two rocket failures in a row won't stop them. They'll launch again.