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UMass Rocket Team 2017-2018

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
17 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 31, at 11:58 PM EDT
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UMass Rocket Team 2017-2018

The UMass Rocket Team aims to take on NASA’s challenging Student Launch Initiative (SLI). The SLI provides an opportunity for undergraduates in engineering to gain knowledge of and hands-on experience with high powered rocketry. In accordance with the NASA SLI Guidelines, the team will design, build, and launch a high-powered rocket bearing various data-collecting payloads to simulate a NASA mission. Successful SLI teams travel to Huntsville, AL in April 2018 to launch and compete with other teams based on NASA’s scoring guidelines. An important goal of the project is to stimulate interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields by engaging local schools with interactive and educational activities. The project is entirely reliant on funding from outside sources, and what funds the university can provide. Costs for the project most notably include hardware and travel expenses. The emergence of the SLI program at UMass provides a unique opportunity to expand technical knowledge in the fields of electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering for present and future students. Students involved gain valuable skills with leadership, analytical work, hands-on work, and team-based learning. Your support will propel us to success!

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Countdown to Launch

We will give you a Facebook shoutout on our UMass Rocket Team Facebook page!

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017


Motor Ignition

We will email you a personally signed picture of our team at one of our launches!

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017


Blast Off

We will attach a sticker with your name on the rocket!

6 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017


Low Earth Orbit

We will send you a video of one of our subscale launches dedicated to you or someone you name!

1 of 4 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017


Moon Landing

We will give you a shoutout on NASA TV on launch day in Huntsville, Alabama!

0 of 3 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017


Mission to Mars

We will give you a personal tour of our engineering facilities at UMass Amherst, and show you our competition rocket! We will also take you to one of our launches!

0 of 4 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017
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