After the initial excitement wore off, I soon realized what we had gotten ourselves into. Luckily, as an Eagle Scout of Troop 1893, I was well prepared for the task at hand. I began in January of 2014 with preliminary emails and big picture logistics such as location and rocket suppliers. After what seemed like hundreds of phone calls, meetings, deals, and re-evaluations, I had all the details in place to start fundraising for this event. Donors, for a small fee, could “sponsor a rocket” and get a loved one’s name on the body of a rocket. By July, the project was rolling full steam as rocket assembly groups worked over eight-hundred man hours on rocket construction alone, and rocket sponsorships were coming in by the hour. Website, media outreach, and logistical planning consumed my days as other, last minute issues arose. Eventually, the two thousand total man hours spent on the project culminated as we began to make final preparations for launch at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.