Student Launch


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The NASA Student Launch is a research-based, competitive and experiential exploration project that provides relevant and cost-effective research and development to support the Space Launch System. The new NASA Student Launch (formerly the Student Launch Initiative) will be held May 14-18, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The project will focus on designing, constructing and flying technologies to support the SLS mission. The teams will share the research results, which will be used in future design and development of SLS and other projects.

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May 14-18, 2014
Competition, Salt Lake City, Utah

May 15, 2014
Rocket Fair

*May 17, 2014
Launch Day

*The rocket challenge is open to the public and will be covered live via
NASA TelevisionUStream and Twitter
Opening ceremonies begin at 8:00 a.m. MDT and the competition is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT. In the event of rain, the event will move to Sunday, May 18 at the same site and time.

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Rocketry Education

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Space Launch System

A 5-percent scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS) is ignited for five seconds to measure the effects acoustic noise and pressure have on the vehicle at liftoff.NASA is testing a powerful new rocket for deep space exploration.
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NASA Education

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Page Last Updated: May 30th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Administrator