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Dover Scholarship Winner Participates In NASA Rocket Launch

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September 24, 2017 — Samuel Lawson, a Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship winner, recently participated in the successful launch of RockSat-X from NASA’s Wallops facility. The 44-foot tall rocket flew to an altitude of 94 miles during its suborbital flight and was recovered in the Atlantic Ocean. RockSat-X is the most advanced NASA rocket program available to college and university students.

Lawson is the son of Chris and Kim Lawson. Chris Lawson is an employee with MPG, K&L Microwave and has been with the company for 22 years. Samuel Lawson won the Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship in 2016 and is studying Astronautical Engineering at Capitol Technology University.

The Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding college students who are the children and/or dependents of Dover employees worldwide. All awards are made on a competitive basis by an impartial, outside committee comprised of academic professionals from prominent universities. Since the program’s inception in 2012, a total of 225 students have received scholarships totaling $1.4 million.