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High-Power Rocket Competition Update

May 18, 2020

The First Nations Launch and Collegiate Rocket Launch competitions hosted by NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium scheduled for April 25-27, 2020, have been rescheduled for September 17-20.  We continue to actively monitor national and local conditions and are taking appropriate action to protect and care for all students and those supporting the event. At this time, each team may proceed with the rocket build at the discretion of the university administration and the team advisor after requesting a no cost extension to their award. Any design changes must be approved by Frank Nobile. Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will provide regular updates on the competition status. Please direct all inquiries to cbolz@carthage.edu.  (May 18, 2020) 

The First Nations Launch competition hosted by NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium scheduled for April 25-27, 2020, is postponed until fall 2020.  We continue to actively monitor national and local conditions and are taking appropriate action to protect and care for all students and those supporting the event. We will advise you when a new launch date and final competition schedule for the event has been identified.  At this time, each team may proceed with the rocket build at the discretion of the university administration and the team advisor.  Any design changes must be approved by Frank Nobile. Please submit all invoices and supporting documentation digitally to the WSGC program office, spacegrant@carthage.edu, no later than May 11, 2020.  Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will provide regular updates on the competition status. Please direct all inquiries to cbolz@carthage.edu.  (March 20, 2020)  

The First Nations Launch competition hosted by NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium scheduled for April 25-27, 2020, is indefinitely postponed.  We continue to actively monitor national and local conditions and are taking appropriate action to protect and care for all students and those supporting the event. We will advise you when a new launch date for the event has been identified.  At this time, each team shall proceed with the Design Report process and rocket build through the end of April.  Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will provide regular updates on the competition status. Please direct all inquiries to cbolz@carthage.edu.  (March 13, 2020)

The Collegiate Rocket Launch, Midwest Rocket Launch, and IREC safety meeting hosted by Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium and scheduled for March 28, 2020, will take place virtually instead of at the EAA facility. We continue to actively monitor national and local conditions and are taking appropriate action to protect and care for all students and those scheduled to attend the event.  In lieu of an in-person safety meeting, we will schedule virtual safety meetings with each team via GoToMeeting between 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m on Saturday, March 28, 2020. We realize that COVID-19 closures and delays may make it impossible to complete the construction of your rocket prior to the safety meeting.  We still ask that teams nominate one or more persons to be online for the meeting to share updates and report the status of your build. We will be flexible and will resume normal operations only after it is safe and convenient for all to do so.

CRL teams shall proceed with the Design Report development and rocket build through the end of April.  The launch scheduled for April 25-27, 2020, will likely be postponed to a future date.  Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will provide regular updates on the competition status.  Please direct all inquiries to cbolz@carthage.edu.  (March 13, 2020)

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