Ingraham Students Join NASA Launch Challenge
Congratulations to Ingraham High School's Rocketry Team for participating in the 2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, held April 13 through 16, 2016 near NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The Ingraham Rocketry crew is pictured here in this article. From left to right, front row: Seongyong Hong, Joey Iannone; Middle row: Lola Bradford, Emma Blumhagen, Mahala Mrozek; back row: Sam Waring, Spencer van Koevering, Eli Sitchin, and Jacob Rappaport.
Nearly 50 middle and high school, college and university teams from 22 states demonstrated various, advanced aerospace and engineering skills.
Teams spent the past eight months building and testing rockets designed to fly to an altitude of one mile, deploy an automated parachute system, and land safe enough for reuse, while other teams also designed scientific payloads for data collection during flight.
Ingraham's flight was nearly perfect as their rocket boosted up to 4900 feet, followed by a nice descent under parachute. It was quite a feat considering they competed against several universities.
You can lean more about the Ingraham Rocketry team on their Facebook page.