The team’s proposal was accepted in October, and since then the team has been working tirelessly to make their dream a reality. Every two months the team is required to present their progress to a team of NASA engineers in a 30-minute video conference, who then critique their design and give feedback/permission for the team to continue the project.
They are in the final construction and testing phase right now, and they need your help. The Materials & Travel Budget for the entire project is a staggering $12,000, but as my grandpa always used to say, "How do you eat an elephant? One bit at a time." The students have already found support in the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, local fundraisers, and a few local companies. One company has even offered a dollar-for-dollar matching donation up to $3000 from other donors. The team has currently already raised $500 in matching donations, but we need more generous donors to make this project a reality. If you would prefer to write a check rather than a GoFundMe donatio, checks can be made to Cedar Falls High School with “Rocket Club” in the memo.
These students have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of them, and a chance to prove to the whole world that their hard work and enthusiasm has not gone unnoticed. Please consider helping these students achieve their dreams of flying a rocket with NASA! We cannot thank you enough if you were to help give these students this opportunity!
- Gina Larsen-Mott
- Drew Holmes
- Larry&Mary Burken
- Bob&Kathy Miller
- Steve and Tammie Collum
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