UE’s Project Ace Team of Engineering Students Successfully Complete Rocket Test Flights

Posted: Friday, March 3, 2017

The University of Evansville's Project Ace team of engineering students successfully completed three test flights of their high-powered rocket recently in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The team will compete nationally this April, in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of NASA's University Student Launch Initiative.

The rocket is designed to reach an altitude of exactly one mile and return safely to the ground while protecting a fragile material. Project Ace's test flight data show the rocket reaching within 15 feet of the targeted 5,280 foot altitude. The team also successfully carried an egg on board, bringing it back to ground safely.

Seven seniors in mechanical engineering are leading the team, which also includes freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Videos of the launch will be available soon on the UE mechanical engineering rocket team web page.

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