2010-2011 NASA University Student Launch Initiative Team!!

Posted: 15th October 2010 by Silent Renegade in General, News
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CONGRATULATIONS on being accepted as a 2010-2011 NASA University Student Launch Initiative Team!! I will hold a WebEx video teleconference on Thursday, October 21 at 2:45 pm Central Time, and will send an agenda soon.  Your call-in number will be toll-free: 866-642-3290, Passcode: 6660766#.   Please make sure your phone has a mute button.  An adult team member is requested to participate in the video teleconference.  Other teammates may participate, but it is not required. This will also be the time we test the video teleconference systems to make sure we can connect for the reviews.  Directions for connecting to WebEx can be found attached to this email.  We are limited to the number of people who may call in, so please only use one phone line per team.  If you are unable to make this time, we will have a make-up date scheduled soon. 

Your Preliminary Design Review (PDR) report will be due no later than November 19.  The requirements for the PDR are listed in your Advanced Rocketry Workshop notebook (available on the USLI website: http://education.msfc.nasa.gov/usli), however, you may receive minor changes within the next two weeks.   

The team website should be available no later than November 1.  More information on the website will be discussed during the teleconference on Oct. 21.  One vital aspect to the continuance of this project is your feedback.  Throughout the academic year, we will ask that you and your students provide feedback on different aspects of the University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) project.  More information on the feedback will be forthcoming.   

Please note: The launch dates are SET for April 13-18, 2011.  If you are unable to participate in USLI because of these dates or for any other reason, let me know as soon as possible. 

Eddie Jeffries (copied) is the technical coordinator for the NASA Student Launch Projects. Eddie is an engineer on the NASA Jacobs Engineering Services and Technical Support contract and has experience with high-powered rocketry.  He will be providing your team feedback on your team’s proposal and upcoming reports.  While your team has been accepted in USLI, there may be changes that NASA may require to your proposed rocket and payload.  

For teams that proposed for the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) payload option:  With this email, your team has been accepted into USLI, but may or may not receive the $5,000 SMD-directed payload.  You will receive a separate email regarding this at a future date.   

Our NASA Education team and the review panel are excited about your participation in NASA’s Student Launch Projects, and we wish you luck in the design and build of your rocket and payload. 

Julie, Eddie, Miranda, Patrick and Fred 

Julie D. Clift
NASA MSFC Academic Affairs Office
Mail Code: HS30
Huntsville , AL   35812


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