Student Launch


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NASA Student Launch Event Summary

The NASA Student Launch, or SL, is a research-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity. SL has partnered with the Centennial Challenges to provide relevant, cost-effective research and development of rocket propulsion systems. This project offers multiple challenges reaching a broad audience of middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and non-academic teams across the nation. Participation involves an eight-month commitment to design, construct, and fly payloads and vehicle components and/or to design, construct, and operate ground support equipment. The teams launch the experiments on high-powered rockets and share the research results, which will be used in future design and development of NASA projects. 

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July 22-25, 2015 
Advanced Rocketry Workshop for the top 25 Team America Rocketry Challenge teams.

August 2015 (Tentative)
2016 NASA Student Launch Request for Proposal released to potential participants and due date announced.

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Page Last Updated: June 29th, 2015
Page Editor: Sandra May