Rocket Team

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt Rocket Team collects coveted Altitude Award in 2023 NASA Student Launch competition

    NASA Student Launch competition near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, April 15. The Vanderbilt University rocket, New Ham, successfully flew to within 4 feet of its 4500-foot altitude target to place first and collect the coveted Altitude Award in the 2023 NASA Student Launch competition. The… Read More

    Jun. 6, 2023

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    A.V. Anilkumar is named Mark Dalton Faculty Director of Experiential Learning in Aerospace Engineering

    Former chair of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust and Vanderbilt Law School alumnus Mark F. Dalton, JD’75, has established a faculty director position to bolster innovative hands-on learning in aerospace design. The inaugural Mark Dalton Faculty Director of Experiential Learning in Aerospace Engineering is Amrutur “A.V.”… Read More

    May. 2, 2023

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    Meet Abbey Carlson, engineer, golfer, rocket builder and pilot

    The ability to play top-level golf would be enough for most college students. But it barely touches the surface of what drives Vanderbilt standout Abbey Carlson. Carlson, who recently earned an invitation into the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this April, is arguably America’s most interesting women’s golfer. She possesses a… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2020

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    Vanderbilt Rocketeers take on the 2020 NASA Space Robotics Challenge

    Schematic of the proposed Vanderbilt payload with autonomous guidance, sampling and recharge capability. NASA is challenging college and university rocket teams to design solutions for its proposed manned and unmanned planetary missions to the Moon and beyond. The agency is committed to landing American astronauts, including the first woman, on… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    ME senior earns prestigious fellowship from Luce Scholars Program

    Connor Morency, ME senior, will study space programs in Asia as a 2019-20 Luce Scholar. Connor Morency, a senior from Wheaton, Illinois, studying mechanical engineering, has been named to the 2019-20 class of Luce Scholars. A nationally competitive fellowship, the Luce Scholars Program was created by the Henry Luce Foundation… Read More

    Feb. 22, 2019

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    Novel two-part rocket design addresses NASA challenge – launch is April 7

    Rockets naturally roll during ascent, posing great difficulty in imaging objects on the ground. Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory tackled that challenge. On Saturday, April 7, at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition in Toney, Alabama, they will demonstrate a payload design that helps capture image targets… Read More

    Mar. 29, 2018

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    Anilkumar, adviser to four-time rocket launch champions, wins Chancellor’s Cup

    School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet, left, looks on as Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, center, surprises Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of aerospace and mechanical engineering, with the 2017 Chancellor’s Cup. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Amrutur “A.V.” Anilkumar stopped mid-sentence in his fluid mechanics class, as Vanderbilt’s chancellor entered his Featheringill Hall… Read More

    Oct. 4, 2017

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    Mechanical engineering graduate student collects national and international astronautical awards

    Christopher T. Lyne has won two prestigious awards hailing his work in astronautics. Lyne, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, has received the 2016 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics. Christopher Lyne Lyne also received the Pierre Contensou Medal… Read More

    Oct. 11, 2016