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We returned from the USLI Launch at Huntsville with a very tired but happy crew. Our rocket flew beautifully to an altitude of 4,830 feet; shy of the 5,280 foot target, but a beautiful and straight flight non the less. … Continue reading
February 4, 2012, a clear 45 degree day in the Pacific Northwest, saw Skybolt fly her second test flight. A weighing error resulted in an altitude that was 1500 feet higher than predicted. A malfuntioning altimeter had no effect because … Continue reading
Saturday, January 28, 2012, was cold and grey but had very little wind and very little rain. We prepared Skybolt for a low level launch which we predicted would be about 1500 feet. We used a CTI J330 38mm motor and … Continue reading
On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:00 am PST Team SkyWalkers gave their first live presentation to the USLI team. From an outside observer’s perspective, it went quite well. The team presented the information well; they presented themselves well, and … Continue reading
On a frigid (39 degrees) Saturday moning on November 12, the Skywalkers team successfuly launched their subscale rocket. It was a dual deploy 54mm diameter rocket that used an Aerotech G-80 motor to ascend to a little over 1200 feet. … Continue reading
We were just notified that your proposal for then 2011-2012 University Student Launch Initiative was accepted. Along with Northwest Indian College are 41 other institutions. They are: Alabama A&M University – Normal, AL California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, CA … Continue reading
What started out as a tongue-in-cheek classroom activity in November of 2009 has turned into a powerful learning opportunity for Northwest Indian College students. Rockets! Rockets? That was a topic of interest for a couple of students, Justin and Robert, … Continue reading
The team members voted and Sky Walkers came out on top.
The team presented a poster at the WSGC annual reception. It was team member Buffy’s first real poster presentation, quite different from the ones here at NWIC. It was impressive with 52 different research areas being presented.
NWIC Space Center submitted its USLI proposal. We will hear whether or not we were accepted on October 15, 2011.