Utah State University Rocketeers Win NASA Competition | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.19.18

Airborne-UnManned 02.20.18

Airborne 02.21.18

AMA Drone Report 02.22.18

Airborne 02.23.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 02.19.18

Airborne-UnManned 02.20.18

Airborne 02.21.18

AMA Drone Report 02.22.18

Airborne 02.23.18

Sat, May 31, 2008

Utah State University Rocketeers Win NASA Competition

Awarded Top Prize In University Student Launch Initiative

A team of enterprising student rocketeers from Utah State University in Logan has won the 2007-2008 University Student Launch Initiative, according to event organizers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.

The annual competition, sponsored by ATK Launch Systems of Brigham City, UT and Huntsville, challenges college and university teams to design and build reusable rockets that can carry working science payloads 1 mile high and return them safely to Earth. Their work culminates each spring in a day-long launch event that draws hundreds of spectators to the Tennessee Valley. Competition judges - NASA engineers and scientists -- then evaluate each team's rocket design, its flight data and its final written report on payload results and overall experience.

As the top winner, the Utah State University team will receive $5,000 from ATK Launch Systems and an invitation from NASA to attend a space shuttle launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL.

The rocketry challenge was conceived in 2006 as a sister event to the Student Launch Initiative for middle school and high school students. Both are organized by the Marshall Center's Academic Affairs Office, part of Marshall's Office of Human Capital. The goal of the events: to give participating students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience and hone future career skills.

"These students are seeing practical applications for the whole spectrum of their math, science and technical classroom work," said Tammy Rowan, manager of Marshall's Academic Affairs Office. "They're managing complex science and technology research and conducting aerospace and engineering projects from drawing board to launch pad. They get to be mechanical engineers, rocket scientists and theoretical researchers all at the same time."

"I'd like to congratulate all the teams that participated in this year's rocketry challenge," said Mike Rudolphi, vice president of ATK Launch Systems Site Operations and Integration in Huntsville. "These students are without a doubt America's next generation of rocket scientists. I applaud each team for its efforts."

The Utah State University team, which edged out runner-up rocketeers from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, was honored in April with three awards at a post-launch banquet: "Best Payload Design," for its innovative ballistic control system; "Best Project Review," for its thorough work in preparing and delivering all written and oral flight-readiness presentations; and "Best Team Spirit." 

Other teams that participated in the 2007-2008 challenge include students from Auburn University in Auburn, AL; the University of Alabama in Huntsville; Harding University in Searcy, AR; Fisk University in Nashville, TN; Vanderbilt University in Nashville; and the College of Menominee Nation in Green Bay, WI.

FMI: http://education.msfc.nasa.gov/usli

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 02.20.18: USMC InstantEye, Raleigh Reconsiders, Battle Drones

Also: Fortem DroneHunter, Solar-Powered Rover, Drone Mkt Worth $48.88B, MQ-25 Partnerships InstantEye Robotics has received a substantial order from PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Co>[...]

Airborne 02.21.18: AEA Report, Aerocor Eclipse Program, WWII Airman Recovered

Also: Gulfstream To Expand, Med-Trans Partners, FAA SAIB On AT-6, Passenger Gas Curtails Flight The AEA has released its 2017 year-end Avionics Market Report. Total worldwide busin>[...]

Airborne 02.23.18: Textron Nixes TTx, GAMA $Billing$, Bronco II

Also: Airliner Evacuation, Tuskegee Airman Event, Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter, FreeFlight Txp Integration Textron Aviation has apparently ended production of the Cessna TTx a>[...]

Airborne 02.23.18: Textron Nixes TTx, GAMA $Billing$, Bronco II

Also: Airliner Evacuation, Tuskegee Airman Event, Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter, FreeFlight Txp Integration Textron Aviation has apparently ended production of the Cessna TTx a>[...]

Bronco II Aircraft Launched For The U.S. Market

New Airplane Based On The Bronco AHRLAC Aircraft Bronco Combat Systems (BCS) USA has introduced the Bronco II Aircraft. The Bronco II, which is based on the AHRLAC aircraft (Advanc>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC