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Navy Rockets to compete in NASA competition

| March 28, 2018, 01:10 PM

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Members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Navy Rockets team will compete in this year’s NASA University Student Launch competition in Huntsville, Ala., on April 4-8.

Navy Rockets is an aerospace engineering capstone design team, comprised of twelve midshipmen. Members of the team have worked together for the past eight months to design and test a full-scale rocket.

The midshipmen will compete against 44 other university teams to launch their rocket to a designated height specification of 5280 feet. In addition to ensuring their rocket reaches one mile in altitude, the Navy Rockets team will be tasked with performing a successful autonomous recovery, and deploying a rover from inside of the rocket upon landing. The full-scale rocket measures 9.25 feet in length.

For more information on the NASA University Student Launch Competition (USL) visit www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/studentlaunch/home/index.html.

For more information about Navy Rockets visit www.usna.edu/CapstoneProjects/NavyRockets/index.php.

For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy.

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