Local leaf, Leaf Armstrong, became the first leaf to make it to space...kind of. At the age of 2, months that is, his dream began. Now at the age of 2 months 2 days, he has accomplished this goal.
The high tech space craft designed and built by Jared Maneggio and Zach Cohen out of a roll of toilet paper, duct tape, glue,a pen and a plastic bag. This shuttle was equipped with a high power "A" rocket engine.
Armstrong was equipped with a super high powered duct tape saftey suit and a bright yellow parachute for emergencies. The shuttle was launched at a secret location. ::cough:: East Broadway ::cough:: The build team assembled the launch pad and got ready for a day that would be remembered forever.
Armstrong reached a maximum altitude of 42.334 feet. This was not on the first launch. Though he had reached a great altitude on the first launch of 40.174 feet, the parachute did not open. Armstrong had slight injuries including one broken stem and minor rips. The next launch was a much more successful launch even after his injuries. This is when the maximum height was reached.
Leaf Armstrong is now living in a residence in Seaford New York. He is preparing for his next job which will be a stunt flight in a JZS production movie called "Leaf Rogers, Secret Agent".
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Jared, Zach, Chicko, and Leaf Armstrong