Opportunity for Teachers and Educators! Rocket week takes place June 19-22, 2023 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility, near Chincoteague, Virginia.
Full competition details, including themes, eligibility requirements, design constraints, and submission guidelines can be found on the RASC-AL Competition website (https://rascal.nianet.org/)
Up to 15 finalist teams will each recieve a $6,500 stipend! Proposals are due by March 13th, 2023. https://rascal.nianet.org/competition-details/
Club for the Future is excited to share a new mission for high -school students: Space for the Benefit of Earth Challenge!
In partnership with the Conrad Challenge, U.S. based high-school students are invited to assemble a team or “Mission Crew” and submit ideas on how space benefits Earth. The top-scoring teams will earn a spot to attend the inaugural O’Neill Symposium at Blue Origin’s Orbital Manufacturing Complex and Launch Site in Florida.
– Submit a Mission Briefing and Video Log
The National Space Society- Iowa Chapter, is happy to announce that the 2023 “ciLive” program will be hosting an exclusive Q&A session with Dr. Shawna Pandya. One of Dr. Pandya’s many areas of interest and expertise is space medicine.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 7th, 2023. 5:00pm Central time
Location: Main Stage, DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, IA.<p
ISGC Student Hands-On Spotlight: CyLaunch – Iowa State University
CyLaunch is a team of undergraduate students at Iowa State University building and designing a rocket for the NASA Student Launch Competition. This year, the team designed a rocket that is completely 3D printed out of PETG material. The team consists of 13 members with most of the members having a major of Aerospace Engineering and a few members having majors of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering. The entire rocket design, testing, and build is completed all by the team of students. The rocket is built to meet all NASA handbook requirements.
This year, the rocket will fly to around 4,500 feet and contain a payload that will take pictures of its landing site upon the rocket landing on the ground. The team is split into two internal teams: the payload team and the vehicle team. The vehicle team oversees the design of the rocket body, the recovery system, building the rocket, and completing all the rocket calculations to make sure it meets the needed requirements. The payload team oversees building a design that fits into the payload bay of the rocket that completes the task that NASA specifies for this year’s competition. This year, the task is to have a camera poke out of the payload bay and take multiple pictures at different angles of the landing site.
CyLaunch will be competing in the NASA student launch competition in the spring. The rocket pictured was fully developed by the team and is fully 3D printed. Front Row (Left to Right): Wren Latcham, Bryan Pope, Katherine Jacobson, Gabriel Ortiz, Stephen Mann, and Shiarette Contreras Rivera. Back Row (Left to Right): Daniel Rolwes, Casey Collins, Kaden Kotvis, Erik DeMeyere, Jeffrey Price, and Logan Wessel.