FAMU Takes First Place in NASA Rocket Design Competition
The Altitude Award, one of nine prizes offered at the competition, is given to the team that launches a rocket closest to one mile without going over. The FAMU Rocket, affectionately known as Blue Diamond, reached 5270 feet, a mere 10 feet from one mile. The competition, which was held at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., brought together 53 teams from all over the U.S.
“I am very proud of the work the students did for this competition, said Allen, associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences and advisor for the team. “Each member of the team played a vital role.”
NASA’s USLI, is a competition that challenges university-level students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level, or AGL. The project engages students in scientific research and real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers.
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