Happy New Year everyone!
Over the winter break, we were hard at work writing up our Critical Design Review (CDR) report. For this report, we discussed in detail the overall design of our rocket, the rover functionality, the Altitude Control System (ACS) payload, parachute deployment and recovery events, and safety procedures. Our report ended up being 168 pages long!
Once we finished the report, we started prepping for the presentation of our CDR. We present our reports via video teleconference with NASA engineers, scientists, and safety officials. This is where NASA give us feedback on our progress, and guide us in the right direction for the rest of the project. Everyone on the the team can agree that this is the most exciting and nerve racking part of the project--talking to NASA!
We had our presentation yesterday, and with the feedback that we got from NASA, we are ready to move on to building the full scale rocket.
We want to thank you for all of your support so far. We still have a long way to go, and we hope you continue to follow us on this adventure.