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Fire and Smoke: Young Rocketeers Achieve Sky-High Success During NASA's 2009 Student Launch Projects
05.01.09
 
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
Angela.d.storey@nasa.gov

Photo release: 09-035


The University of North Dakota's rocket lifts off. > Large (2832 x 4256, 240 ppi)
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"Frozen Fury," the rocket built by the team from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, was among 32 student-built rockets launched in April to conclude NASA's 2008-2009 Student Launch Projects. The annual rocketry challenge invites innovative young designers and builders at middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities around the country to design, build, test and launch rockets to an altitude of 1 mile, carrying a working science payload. The annual rocketry challenge is managed by the Academic Affairs Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Corporate sponsorship is provided by ATK Space Systems of Magna, Utah. (NASA/MSFC)


Students from Fisk University in Nashville head to the launch pad. > Large (3375 x 2250, 240 ppi)
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Students from Fisk University in Nashville head to the launch pad. Fourteen middle school and high school teams and 18 college and university teams launched rockets April 18. The University Student Launch Initiative grand prize-winning team -- which will claim a trip to see a space shuttle launch, plus $5,000 from corporate launch sponsor ATK Space Systems of Magna, Utah -- will be named in late May. The annual rocketry challenge is managed by the Academic Affairs Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. (NASA/MSFC)


Some 600 spectators crowded Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., April 18 to watch 32 student-built rockets launch. > Large (2832 x 4256, 240 ppi)
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Some 600 spectators crowded Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., April 18 to watch 32 student-built rockets launch into bright blue skies. The annual rocketry challenge is managed for NASA by the Academic Affairs Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Corporate sponsorship is provided by ATK Space Systems of Magna, Utah. (NASA/MSFC)


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