Archive for August, 2010

NWIC Space Center Happenings – 8/31/2010

Posted: 31st August 2010 by gbrandt in General, News

Gary, Mariya, Cathy, Delanae and daughter Angelina, presented a water rocket workshop at this years, Women/Girls and Men/Boys Conference in Gold Bar, WA this past Wednesday, August 25. After a several hour trip in the maroon van, whose air conditioning didn’t work (of course on one of the hottest days of the year), we arrived […]

NASA Advanced Rocketry Workshop, Logan, UT

Posted: 31st August 2010 by gbrandt in General, News
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Julie Clift and Debora Nielson, both of NASA, were instrumental in encouraging us to attend. They certainly made our attendance attainable by providing possibilities and opportunities. They and all of the other NASA and university people there made us feel very welcome and greatly expanded our knowledge about physics, engineering, and other topics that end […]

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The NWIC Space Center has assembled a team of eleven students that have committed to making a proposal to NASA for the University Student Launch Initiative. This is an 8 month commitment culminating in a rocket launch held mid-April in Huntsville, Alabama near the Marshall Space Center. For details (and a picture of the tremendous […]

Comments Off on NWIC Space Center is Authorized to Launch High Powered Rockets

Great news! We just received the go-ahead from both the US and Canadian aviation agencies to launch high powered rockets here on the Lummi Reservation. We sought and received permission from the Lummi Nation in May and it’s taken this long to wade through the paperwork and the back and forth conversations to satisfy both […]

Two More Certified!

Posted: 8th August 2010 by gbrandt in Uncategorized

Patrisha and Justin earned their Level 1 NAR Certifications at UROC Hell Fire 15 on the Bonneville Salt  Flats north of Salt Lake City, UT. Hot, sunny and not much wind. They both launched Madcow 34 inch Patriots using CTI H255 motors. Altitudes were in the 2500-3000 foot range (both brand new Altimeter Ones malfunctioned). […]

NASA USLI Workshop

Posted: 8th August 2010 by gbrandt in Hot Rockets, News
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Gary, Justin, Mariya, Patrisha, and Michael attended a 4-day NASA sponsored workshop about the Unisversity Student Launch Initiative. We toured ATK facilities near Promentory Point, UT, built two Patriot rockets and learned a great deal about the USLI ins and outs. Tomorrow we launch our rockets at Bonneville Salt Flats. Here are the official photos.