Up-To-The-Minute Coverage of NASA Student Launch Projects Challenge Available April 17 on Ustream, Twitter
Forty-five student teams from 23 states will put their rocketry skills to the test at the 10th annual NASA Student Launch Projects challenge April 17. Catch all the action live on Ustream -- a one-stop shop for video, Twitter and Facebook updates -- at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc
Real-time launch news and altitude reports for each team's rocket also will be available via Twitter, which can be viewed directly at: http://twitter.com/SLI_1MILEHIGH
Student teams -- including 17 middle and high school teams and 28 college and university teams -- will send a science or engineering payload of their own design soaring to a goal altitude of 1 mile.
NASA Student Launch Projects are organized each year by Academic Affairs in the Office of Human Capital at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The project receives corporate sponsorship from ATK Aerospace Systems of Salt Lake City, Utah, which presents the first-place winner of the college division with a $5,000 check. NASA Student Launch Projects are sponsored by NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, Space Operations Mission Directorate, Science Mission Directorate and Education Flight Projects in NASA's Office of Education. Launch support is provided to NASA by the National Association of Rocketry. When/Where:
Teams will launch their rockets Sunday, April 17. The launch window will open at 8:30 a.m. CDT. The event will be held at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala. Directions are available here: http://education.msfc.nasa.gov/sli
or http://education.msfc.nasa.gov/usli To attend:
News media interested in covering the events should contact the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 14.
For more information about NASA Student Launch Projects and links to a complete list of participating schools, visit: http://education.msfc.nasa.gov/sli
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