The Mississippi State University Rocket Team and NAR Section #695 want to announce the first MSU Space Cowboys Middle School Launch Challenge (MSLC). It will be held April 12, 2008 at Mississippi State University. The winning team will win $1,000 School teams and other groups (girl scouts, boy scouts, etc) from any state are welcome and encouraged to participate.
The MSU Space Cowboys Middle School Launch Challenge is a contest for middle school students (6-8th grades) to design, build, test, and fly a rocket with a scientific payload to 800 ft. AGL. Emphasis will also be placed on two written papers that will be due in the course of the contest. This contest is designed to introduce middle school students to not only rocketry, but to aspects of mission planning and teamwork coming together to achieve a successful mission. Flight reviews, budgeting, scheduling, logistics, teamwork, and safety are all important key topics (in addition to the vehicle and...See More