Student Launch


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Angela Storey
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Huntsville, Ala.

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Student Launch In Action

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. Participation is limited to U.S. Institutions.

Latest News Releases

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Sept. 11, 2015
Proposals due to project office by 5 p.m. CDT

Oct. 2, 2015
Awarded proposals announced

Oct. 7 2015
Kickoff and PDR Q&A

Oct. 23, 2015
Team web presence established

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Page Last Updated: October 5th, 2015
Page Editor: Sandra May