Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wisconsin Student Rocket Design Competition

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium plans to hold a Student Rocket Design Competition where launches will be held this April in Richard Bong State Recreation Area, a spot that Tripoli Wisconsin uses for their launches. The prizes aren't just for engineering presentations and rocket launches to a specified altitude; the teams also have to land with a "Ground Excursion Module" that needs to move quickly away from the landing spot to win. Multiple prizes are at stake; the first place prize is $5,000.