Student Launch


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Angela Storey
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Huntsville, Ala.

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Student Launch In Action


The NASA Student Launch, or SL, is a researched-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity. It provides relevant, cost-effective research and development of rocket propulsion systems. The activity reaches a broad audience of middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and non-academic teams across the nation through 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-power rockets and share the research results, which will be used in future design and development of NASA projects. The NASA SL will be held April 7-11, 2015, in Huntsville, Alabama.

Interested teams may apply for the competition by submitting a proposal to the project office. Details for submitting the proposal may be found in the SL Handbook. [PDF 3MB]

Latest News Releases

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Sept. 11, 2014
Request for Proposals sent out to teams

Oct. 6, 2014
Proposals due to project office

Oct. 31, 2014
Team web presence established

April 7-12, 2015 (April 12 rain date)
Launch week

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Page Last Updated: September 15th, 2014
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