Last week the 49er Rocketry Team was competing in Huntsville, Alabama against about 40 other schools. In the past 8 months we have written roughly 1,000 pages that we have submitted to NASA for review. The team had a successful launch day, reaching an altitude of 4,072 feet, which was only 128 feet off our declared altitude. We also were able to successfully deploy our UAV and deliver the beacon to the Future Excursion Area!
Thank you to everyone who supported us during our crowdfunding campaign, Dr. Jerry Dahlberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, The William States Lee College of Engineering, NC Space Grant, Solidworks, Mechanix Wear, friends, and family for everything this year!
We brought home the First Place Safety Award, First Place Experiment Design (Payload) Award, Second Place Project Review (Documentation) Award, Third Place STEM Engagement Award, and a Third Place tie for Best Looking Rocket!
Again, we couldn't have done any of this without the continued support of our school, donors, mentors, friends, and family. We are excited to complete our last document (Post Launch Assessment Review) in the next few weeks!