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Nineteen STVM Students to Compete in NASA's Student Launch Project

Oct 08, 2018

Aeronautical engineering runs in our family!

Nineteen students from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School are again getting the chance to do real rocket science for NASA as part of NASA’s university and high school Student Launch Project (SL). 

Forty five of the collegiate teams accepted into this year’s NASA SL are made up of some of the top universities in the United States and there are only 6 high school teams from across the country selected to compete in this prestigious competition. NASA has accepted the STVM team’s proposal to design and construct a payload capable of suspending an object within a magnetic field during launch and have an autonomous drone locate the rocket after final decent. Additionally, these students are challenged to build and launch a reusable rocket that will fly one mile above the ground level and contain this payload.