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    Vanderbilt takes top prize in NASA student rocket launch challenge

    L-R: 2013 team members A. Voss, B. Dimmig, J. Langford, J. Lee, D. Watkins, B. Smethills, F. Corradetti, R. Thompson, F. Folz, and M. Mitchell with the Vanderbilt Rocket ‘Hello Good Bio.’ National championship is six years in the making Vanderbilt engineering students won their first national rocket… Read More

    May. 20, 2013

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

    L-R, A. Voss, B. Dimmig, J. Langford, J. Lee, D. Watkins, B. Smethills, F. Corradetti, R. Thompson, F. Folz, and M. Mitchell with the Vanderbilt Rocket ‘Hello Good Bio’ that flew the bio-hybrid fueled ramjet engine today at the NASA competition. A biohybrid fueled ramjet engine design paid off as… Read More

    Apr. 21, 2013

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    Aerospace Club takes third place in 2012 NASA rocket launch competition

    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. Read More

    Jun. 25, 2012

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    Engineering, Peabody effort lands NASA STEM outreach award

    Rockets flew Sunday over Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala. during NASA’s annual University Student Launch Competition, and while the Aerospace Club won Best Payload Design Award for the third straight year, a first-time award has given Vanderbilt some additional bragging rights. A combined team from Vanderbilt Engineering’s Aerospace Club and… Read More

    Apr. 23, 2012

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    Student rocketeers again earn Payload Design Award at NASA competition

    For the second year in a row the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has earned the Payload Design Award at the NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI), a year-long program that culminated in a rocket launch event on April 17. The other two major awards went to MIT (project review) and… Read More

    Apr. 11, 2011

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    Students use rocket flight to test thermoelectric generator for waste heat recovery

    Vanderbilt mechanical engineering students have designed a thermoelectric generator for aerospace applications that elicited strong accolades at the spring 2010 NASA-sponsored University Launch Initiative and won the Payload Design prize. It has no moving parts and can convert some of the waste exhaust heat into usable electrical power. Read More

    Jul. 9, 2010

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    Student rocket scientists honored after launch meet at NASA’s Marshall Flight Center

    More than 300 students on 31 teams, representing middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities in 18 states, vied to see whose rocket could come closest to the 1-mile altitude goal and safely return to Earth an on-board science payload in April during the 2009-2010 NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry… Read More

    Apr. 10, 2010

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

    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… Read More

    Feb. 16, 2010

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

    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… Read More

    Feb. 23, 2009

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    Vandy Aerospace Club gets big lift from launch win

          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… Read More

    Jun. 2, 2008