Saturday, April 19, 2008

University Student Launch Initiative Today

Space for All posts about NASA's University Student Launch Initiative for a reusable rocket that goes up 1 mile. During the school year, the university students go through design reviews, safety reviews, and more with NASA engineers. Flights are planned for today. ATK Launch Systems and NASA MSFC sponsor and organize the event. The winner gets to see a Shuttle launch.

There is also a NASA Student Launch Initiative (SLI) for grades 7-12 run by MSFC. The challenge and NASA interaction is similar, but there are 18 instead of 9 teams. This event is to be held April 23-26. Qualifying teams are from the best performers at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC).