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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 amount of work), check out NASA’s website:  If you elect to peruse the 2010-2011 handbook, you’ll get an idea of the major commitment that these students have made. Our proposal is due October 1, 2010.

The Space Center wants to include at least one student from each site so that we are truly representing all of NWIC. So, all of you site managers think about a student or students that might consider becoming part of our team.

All of you non-Lummi Campus students, here is an opportunity seldom available. Become a part of a team that is literally going places! Student physical presence is not required for much of the work that needs to be done. However, all team members, regardless of their location, will have to be present for three different web presentations to NASA scientists and engineers. Travel to and lodging at Lummi will have some monetary support. And, of course, if any of the students want to (and I hope that they do) travel to Huntsville in April, expenses will be mostly, if not entirely paid for. That’s what our fund raising activities will be aimed at. Our final team needs to be assembled by mid-October in order to meet NASA’s deadline. Please let me know if you are interested. There are many areas that are necessary for a successful event; fund raising, public relations, science payload, safety, rocket design, building, and testing, web page upkeep, and the list goes on. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to join. We’ll make you one by the end of the school year!

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