William LaBelle, 13, has been launching rockets with his dad Chris LaBelle of the Philadelphia Area Rocketry Association (PARA) for two years. His dad remembers being William’s age and “catching frogs, growing plants and launching rockets at the football field.” He said, “Back in the day there was no internet and you start looking around saying ‘there’s got to be other people doing it.” (Hillary Petrozziello / Photographer)

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