Ready to launch! WSU Everett Rocket Team qualifies for final round in the NASA University Student Launch Initiative

EVERETT, WA — The WSU Everett Rocket Team was featured on KING 5’s Evening on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. to spotlight their upcoming 2023 NASA Student Launch Challenge final round in Huntsville, Alabama, on April 15.

The eight-member team is one of 51 selected to compete in the final round of the national competition. Their assigned mission is to design, build, and launch a 10’ long, high-powered rocket to an altitude of 4,200 feet. Additionally, they must successfully deploy a payload, including a camera that takes video of the landing area as the payload descends with a parachute.

Since its founding in 2021, the team has achieved Level 2 Certification through the National Association of Rocketry, a rare accomplishment in intercollegiate rocketry. Despite being the newest team to qualify for the Student Launch, they were recognized by a panel of NASA engineers as the most technically experienced intercollegiate rocketry team in the competition.

The 2023 NASA Student Launch will be streamed live beginning at 9 a.m. CDT / 7 a.m. PT from Bragg Farms in Toney, AL, a few minutes north of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

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