Kevin Manson

Nick Nelson

The second annual Rocket Girls camp kicked off Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 15 young women from the area interested in cyber science are attending.

The girls boarded a plane Tuesday afternoon at the Sioux Falls Airport bound for the Kennedy Space Center.

Many of them are hoping to attend Dakota State University for cyber science, and they already have captivating backgrounds in the field.

18-year-old Hailee Crawford discovered her love for technology at a very early age.

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The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is hosting the first Rocket Girls Cyber Space camp later this summer for high school junior and senior girls. Of the camp’s 16 initial participants, 14 are from South Dakota. That’s largely thanks to a partnership between the new camp and the CybHER program at Dakota State University.