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Busy and Not Forgotten

Posted: 24th October 2013 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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Hi All, It’s been a long time since this has been updated. Lots of excuses. Here’s what’s been happening: 1. we finished 17/36 at the 2013 USLI 2. we took 1st Place in the Tribal Competition and 1st Place in the AISES competition in the 2013 First Nations Launch 3. we are heavily involved with […]

Short History of Events Since 11/11

Posted: 10th May 2012 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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We are sorry that we’ve been neglecting this blog. Very much has happend from November 11  through May 2012. Here is a brief list: January, February and March launches of our USLI rocket Sky Bolt USLI presentations in December, February and April Successful rocket launch at USLI event in Huntsville, AL in April First Nations Rocket Launch Competition in […]

Cold Day Launch

Posted: 20th November 2011 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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We launched Gordon’s LOC Precision HyTech on a G80-7. Altitude guesstimate is about 2000 feet. We lost it and the altimeter in the high grass. Cold Day! Winds about 10 kts from the north. Here is a short video of the launch.

We’re in the 2011-2012 USLI Rocket Project

Posted: 19th October 2011 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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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. See our USLI blog at http://blogs.nwic.edu/rocketteam

First Nations Launch Competition Parameters

Posted: 17th October 2011 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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Calendar DATE EVENT October 17, 2011 Registration Deadline for First Workshop October 29 & 30, 2011 First Workshop at College of Menominee Nation December 5, 2011 Registration Deadline for Second Workshop December 17 & 18, 2011 Second Workshop at College of Menominee Nation December 31, 2011 Proposal Due February 3, 2012 Preliminary Design Report (PDR) […]

The Early Days of the Space Center

Posted: 14th October 2011 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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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, while sitting in Gary’s classroom after the day’s classes. “What can we do with our […]

NASA Article about NWIC Space Center REZRiders

Posted: 28th September 2011 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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NASA has posted an article about our USLI team’s adventures, called “Don’t Let Inexperience Stop You From Flying“. It’s a good article about us and it’s on the NASA web site.

Reception at Washington State Space Grant Consortium

Posted: 27th September 2011 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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Thursday, September 29, 2011, members of the REZRiders team will present their poster of 2010-2011 team events to the participants of the WSSGC reception to be held at the University of Washington.

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Analyze, Build, and Flight-test Rockets Our Proposal to NASA for the ESMD Project: MSFC3-27-SD, Spacecraft Analyze, build, and flight-test rockets to develop systems engineering skills.  A rocket is to be built that will target an exact altitude which lies between 3500 ft and 7500 ft (above ground level).  The target altitude is negotiable, but must […]

Quiet, but Busy!

Posted: 26th August 2011 by gbrandt in Uncategorized
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An awful lot has transpired since the last post. I and four team members went to a NASA Advanced Rocketry Workshop in Las Cruces, NM the latter part of July. Kiya earned her Level 1 Certification, our team won the “Most Spirited” award, we visited America’s Spaceport (still under construction) and we launched high powered […]