This May, Women in Aerospace entered a team in NASA's Midwest Space Grant High-Power Rocketry Competition. For this competition, the team built a high-powered rocket with an active drag system capable of flying to at least 3000'. The team also predicted flight performance with and without the drag system engaged and built an on-board data collection package.
This technical project is a mix of tech and outreach. WIA built a dragon rocket that flew across Boneyard Creek and competed against rockets built by other aerospace student organizations. The races took place during Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois on March 11-12.