The team recently returned from the 2011-2012 NASA USLI where they placed second, overall, out of 40 other colleges and universities (MIT, Calpoly, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and many others). The team also won first place for their NASA SMD payload for the most innovative and creative SMD payload that maximized safety and science value. The team also received an honorable mention for their 2011-2012 educational engagement activities where they reached 2000 students (elementary - high school).
If you are interested in viewing pictures of the launch day activites go to this dropbox link. Some pictures can be seen under the "Rocket" tab, at the top of this page.
The team at the 2011-2012 NASA USLI rocket fair in Huntsville Al.
The Space Cowboys rocket team was founded in 2006 at Mississippi State University. The team participates in the University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) each year, beginning in August. The project spans an 8 month time period where students get hands on experience with rocketry and many other fields. Students will get experience with scheduling, purchasing, performing calculations, financing, coordinating logistics, arranging press coverage, educational engagement, web site development and writing design reviews.
The Space Cowboys involve themselves in outreach activities such as helping girl scouts and boy scouts earn badges, rocketry demonstrations, and holding the Middle School Launch Challenge (MSLC) each Spring. The team has already given a presentation on propulsion to several students in Costa Rica, via Skype! In hopes of expanding interest in rocketry in the community, the Space Cowboys recently chartered a NAR chapter. Anyone and everyone are welcome to join our NAR chapter. Pleases contact James Kelly at email@example.com for details.
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Video from 2010-2011 project
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