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Aerospace Club perfects novel liquid fuel tank design for rocket flight

Apr. 21, 2014—Mechanical engineering design students preparing for the NASA Student Launch competition May 17 recently ground tested their microgravity liquid fuel tank design in preparation for the 2014 national event in Utah. “Among the various projects suggested by the NASA program was the ‘liquid sloshing research in microgravity’ to support liquid propulsion system upgrades and development....

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Team’s payload design tops fourth consecutive year at NASA rocket contest

Apr. 21, 2013—A biohybrid fueled ramjet engine design paid off as a Vanderbilt rocket climbed into blue skies today over an Alabama farm near Huntsville. For the fourth year in a row the Best Payload Design award went to the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club in the 12th annual NASA University Student Launch Initiative Sunday, April 21, in a...

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Bottle rockets pique middle schoolers interest in engineering

Dec. 21, 2012—Students from Wright Middle School showing the soda bottle rockets that they have made. (Susan Urmy / Vanderbilt) Frankie Corradetti stood in front of a class of enthusiastic but wriggly seventh graders. She was flanked on the right by an elaborate stand holding an upside-down soda bottle half filled with water and on the left...

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Aerospace Club takes third place in 2012 NASA rocket launch competition

Jun. 25, 2012—After a school-years’ worth of work, culminating in dozens of rocket launches into the skies over Alabama, NASA has declared Utah State University in Logan the winner of the 2011-2012 University Student Launch Project rocketry challenge – a program designed to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and explorers. This is the fourth time...

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Vandy Aerospace Club gets big lift from launch win

Jun. 2, 2008—      Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club recently won a prestigious altitude contest when its rocket reached a height of 5,264 feet at a launch contest held in late April at a north Alabama farm. “The corn growing in that field will never taste as sweet as the success of our rocket,” said senior Nathan Grady,...

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