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Keeping the dream alive!

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2016 Student Launch | NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA has announced the winners of the 2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, held April 13-16 near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee, won first place and took home the top prize of $5,000, offered by Orbital ATK, of Promontory, Utah, longtime corporate sponsor of the challenge.

The University of Louisville, in Kentucky, won second place, and Cornell University of Ithaca, New York, placed third. The Rookie of the Year award was presented to the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.

Nearly 50 middle and high school, college and university teams from 22 states demonstrated advanced aerospace and engineering skills related to real-world activities and programs on NASA’s journey to Mars. Teams spent eight months building and testing rockets designed to fly to an altitude of one mile, deploy an automated parachute system, and land safe enough for reuse, while some teams also designed scientific payloads for data collection during flight.

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Credit: NASA/Marshall
Release Date: May 12, 2016

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  1. It is things like this that makes living in Huntsville pretty awesome.


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