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Georgetown Rocketry Georgetown University Rocketry Team - competing in NASA Student Launch 2016 competition

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GU Rocketry: Sub-Scale Launch 1 - Proof of Concept

Our team launched the first subscale this weekend in Virginia! We demonstrated air pressure/elevation-controlled deployment of separate parachutes using our sub-scale model. Now we move onward to the larger design as we prepare to compete in Huntsville, AL. Big thanks to team members Marie Beasley, Avery Pelle, Christian Stiker, William Heine, Cole Kirby, James Heaney, and Josh Klugman for making it all the way out to VA!

Team lead,
Eric DeShields

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Students Launch Rocketry Team

Check out what The Hoya had to say:

When Eric DeShields’ (MSB ’18) plans for a Georgetown solar go-kart racing club did not quite pan out, he decided to settle for the next best thing: a rocketry club. The Georgetown Rocketry Team officially launched this month, aiming to launch a student-built rocket a mile into the sky withRead More

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GU Rocketry

Want to get involved with something unique on the Hilltop? Learn about engineering, aerospace, and finance while participating in a national competition with GU Rocketry. No experience needed! We are seeking motivated individuals in all fields. Sign Up at We are reading apps now!

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