|The Astronaut, Hello Kitty|
Apparently Lauren Rojas IS. Young Miss Rojas is a seventh grader from Antioch, California. She decided to build a rocket and launch it (along with a Hello Kitty doll) into space.
The goal was to test air pressure and temperature at high altitude for her school's science fair. It's not known if "Hello Kitty" has any other space flights under her belt.
When I saw this video, just had to share it. It's pretty cool.
I haven't given up on the youth of America.
Some of the parents though...
(More at Scientific American.)