WURocketry is a student group on the campus of Washington University in St.Louis with 28 members. WURocketry participates in the NASA Student Launch Competition and is be competing against 32 other university student groups across the country in the spring. The competition includes the building and launching of an 8-10 foot, reusable rocket approximately 1 mile into the air. The rocket must have a parachute recovery system, to allow for a safe landing and ensure its reusability. It also includes other requirements such as a payload meant to simulate a planetary lander, test launches, proper technical documentation, and a K-12 STEM outreach component.
Our team is happy to announce that we have been accepted to compete for our second time in the 2022 NASA Student Launch Initiative!