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Utah State University's Chimaera Rocket Team is this year's winning USLI Team!

Thank you to all of you who have supported us throughout this competition.

The top five 2011-2012 university teams are listed below:

1) Utah State University
2) Mississippi State University
3) Vanderbilt University
4) Georgia Institute of Technology
5) University of Louisville

USLI 2011-2012

The NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) is a program designed to give students the opportunity to design, build, and test high power rockets. The students are responsible for the designing, testing, and building of the rocket. The rocket must be designed to reach an altitude of one mile above ground level (AGL), carry a scientific payload, be reusable, and be recovered within 2500 ft. of the launchpad. The program culminates in a competition launch at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama on April 21st, 2012. For more information on the USLI click here

The Sturgeon

The USU Chimaera rocket team has a tradition of naming their rockets after fish. In keeping with tradition, the 2011-2012 rocket has been named Sturgeon. The Sturgeon is one of the oldest known fish with fossils dating back 200 million years. They are large enough that they have few predators and are capable of swallowing entire Salmon. Due to overfishing and poaching over 85% of Sturgeon species are at risk of extinction. As a result they have been declared the most critically endangered species. For more information on the Sturgeon fish click here

2011-2012 NASA University Student Launch Initiative Teams

Alabama A&M University - Normal, AL
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, CA
Clark College - Vancouver, WA
Fisk University - Nashville, TN
Florida A&M University - Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
Harvey Mudd College - Claremont, CA
Haskell Indian Nations University - Lawrence, KS
Iowa State University - Ames, IA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS
Missouri University of Science & Technology - Rolla, MO
New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
Northwest Indian College - Bellingham, WA
Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY
Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Santa Fe College - Gainesville, FL
Tuskegee University - Tuskegee, AL
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Alabama in Huntsville - Huntsville, AL
University of Alaska - Fairbanks, AK
University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
University of Colorado - Boulder, CO
University of Evansville - Evansville, IN
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
University of Louisville - Louisville, KY
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, ND
University of Notre Dame - South Bend, IN
University of South Alabama - Mobile, AL
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Utah State University - Logan, UT
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Virginia Tech University - Blacksburg, VA
Windward Community College - Kaneohe, HI

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