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Club competes for first time in international rocket contest
March 5, 2015


By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A group of Washington State University engineering students is shooting for the stars, building a rocket that will launch in southern Utah this summer in an international competition.

NASA disaster sets back years of research
February 24, 2009

George Mount

George Mount

A NASA rocket, launched this morning from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, ended in disaster when a mechanical failure caused it and the attached Orbiting Carbon Observatory research satellite to plummet into the ocean.


The observatory represented many years of collaborative work and research by scientists including George Mount, professor in WSU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research.


NASA’s website states that the Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite “failed to reach orbit after its 4:55 a.m. EST liftoff Feb. 24 from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base.



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