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Student rocketeers earn second place in NASA contest

May. 12, 2017—Engineering students from the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory earned the second place in the 2017 NASA-Orbital ATK Rocket Challenge. They received a cash prize of $2,500, an award created this year by the National Space Club in Huntsville, Alabama. For ten straight years, Vanderbilt has soared to success with innovative rocket designs and payloads and...

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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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Aerospace Club conducts full-scale rocket launch in preparation for USLI contest

Feb. 16, 2010—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club braved harsh winter weather Feb. 13 to conduct its first full-scale rocket launch with a mock-up payload at a launching grounds in Elizabethtown, Ky. The trials in Kentucky are in preparation for the NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) Competition near Huntsville, Ala., in April. With a L610 motor, the rocket...

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Aerospace Club among 20 teams picked by NASA for April ‘launch initiative’

Feb. 23, 2009—Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club is among 20 student teams selected by NASA from colleges and universities around the country to participate in NASA’s 2008-2009 University Student Launch Initiative April 18. The annual rocketry challenge will be held April 18 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Student teams will bring their rocket projects to...

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