Multimedia Gallery

Annual NASA Student Rocketry Challenge Concludes April 17-18 with Smoke, Thunder, Accolades for Inventive Young Flight Engineers
04.23.10
 
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-6162
angela.d.storey@nasa.gov

Image release: 10-037


Student rocketeers from Sheboygan, Wis › Large (2100 x 1395, 300 ppi)
› Medium (515 x 343, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

Student rocketeers from Sheboygan, Wis., were among more than 300 middle school, high school, college and university students who took part in an April 16 rocket fair -- the kickoff event for the 2009-2010 NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge, organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The fair gave students the opportunity to show off their hard work and talk rockets with hundreds of Marshall Center team members. The students designed and built their rockets and experiments during the past school year, and launched them over North Alabama April 17-18. (NASA/MSFC)

Tuskegee students talk to visitors during Rocket Fair › Large (2102 x 1395, 300 ppi)
› Medium (516 x 342, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

Student rocketeers from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., were among more than 300 middle school, high school, college and university students who took part in an April 16 rocket fair -- the kickoff event for the 2009-2010 NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge, organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The fair gave students the opportunity to show off their hard work and talk rockets with hundreds of Marshall Center team members. The students designed and built their rockets and experiments during the past school year, and launched them over North Alabama April 17-18. (NASA/MSFC)

The 'NINA' rocket designed and built by students at Dean Ray Stucky Middle School › Large (1401 x 2100, 300 ppi)
› Medium (516 x 773, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The "NINA" rocket designed and built by students at Dean Ray Stucky Middle School in Wichita, Kan., thunders off the launch pad at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., home to the NASA Student Launch Projects "launchfest" since 2008. The rocket was among 31 launches April 17-18. Each team vies to come closest to the 1-mile altitude goal, and to recover their onboard, working science payload intact. The weekend's altitude winner was the University of South Alabama in Mobile, which flew to 5,307 feet -- just 27 feet off the 1-mile mark. The rocketry challenge is organized each year by the Academic Affairs Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with corporate sponsorship by ATK Aerospace Systems of Magna, Utah, and launch support by the National Association of Rocketry. (NASA/MSFC)

A rocket designed and built by the student team from Presidio High School in Presidio, Texas, roars skyward. › Large (1397 x 2100, 300 ppi)
› Medium (516 x 776, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

A red, white and blue rocket designed and built by the student team from Presidio High School in Presidio, Texas, roars skyward over Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., home to the NASA Student Launch Projects "launchfest" since 2008. The rocket was among 31 launches April 17-18. Each team vies to come closest to the 1-mile altitude goal, and to recover their onboard, working science payload intact. The weekend's altitude winner was the University of South Alabama in Mobile, which flew to 5,307 feet -- just 27 feet off the 1-mile mark. The rocketry challenge is organized each year by the Academic Affairs Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with corporate sponsorship by ATK Aerospace Systems of Magna, Utah, and launch support by the National Association of Rocketry. (NASA/MSFC)

A wowed crowd watches another rocket hurtle skyward during the annual NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge. › Large (2100 x 1395, 300 ppi)
› Medium (516 x 343, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

A wowed crowd watches another rocket hurtle skyward during the annual NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge April 17-18. Student teams represented middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities from 18 states, from North Carolina to Hawaii. The rocketry challenge is organized each year by the Academic Affairs Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with corporate sponsorship by ATK Aerospace Systems of Magna, Utah, and launch support by the National Association of Rocketry. (NASA/MSFC)

Charles Scales, right, presents a special award to Art Stephenson › Large (2100 x 1395, 300 ppi)
› Medium (516 x 343, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

During the annual NASA Student Launch Projects banquet April 17, Charles Scales, right, NASA associate deputy administrator at NASA Headquarters in Washington, presents a special award to former Art Stephenson, former director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., for his contributions to NASA's education mission. Stephenson, who directed the center from 1998 to 2003, played a key role in boosting the national profile of NASA education projects at the center, including the Student Launch Projects, now in its 10th year, and the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, which concluded its 17th run April 9-10. The rocketry challenge is organized each year by the Academic Affairs Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with corporate sponsorship by ATK Aerospace Systems of Magna, Utah, and launch support by the National Association of Rocketry. (NASA/MSFC)

› News Release