Alabama Rocketeers Praised by Local Press

Alabama’s Redstone Rocket wrote about the local middle and high school students who went to the Team America Rocketry Challenge in May. The Falcon Rocketeers finished 22nd in a field of 100 teams. The article writes about how the students used software simulations to design their rocket and ensure that it would meet the contest’s performance goals.

Irish High School Students Place 3rd in European CanSat Competition

Norway's Andøya Rocket Range, host of the European CanSat Competition ( Credit: European Space Agency )

Norway's Andøya Rocket Range, host of the European CanSat Competition (Credit: European Space Agency)

Students from Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick City travelled to Norway to launch their cansats on suborbital rockets. CanSats are mini-satellites small enough to fit inside a soft drink can. The students, who beat a field of five other schools to represent Ireland, designed their cansat to measure temperature, air pressure, water vapor, and Earth’s magnetic field during its descent. The European Space Agency organizes the CanSat Competition to encourage secondary school student participation in science and engineering.

(Via Business and Leadership)

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