WVUER Returns to the Spaceport America Cup
After a 3 year hiatus, teams were once again welcomed back to the New Mexico desert to compete in the 2022 Spaceport America Cup. West Virginia University’s Experimental Rocketry team was highly successful, earing 1st place in the 30,000 foot Student Researched and Designed Solid Fueled category and 2nd in the SDL Payload competition. This achievement marked the team's first successful 30,000 foot competition flight, as well as its first fully functional scientific payload deployment.
(Top Row) Elizabeth Breckenridge, Paislee Adlington
(Bottom Row) Dr. Patrick Browning, Matteo Cerasoli, Corey Kinder, Tucker Johnson, Annette Straziuso, Noah Trimmer, Michael Borkoski, Joseph Shepard, Charley Howard
WVU Finishes Second in Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition
West Virginia University’s Experimental Rocketry team overcame near catastrophic
setbacks to capture second place in the 10,000 foot-launch category at the second
annual Spaceport America Cup.
From Left: Casey Wilson, Zach Maddams, Tucker Johnson,
Gene Cilento (Former Statler College Dean), Matt Hines, and Dan Bennett
WVUER Free Bird for Spaceport America Cup 2018
Wondering what it takes to build and launch a competition-class rocket? Check out
this awesome video made by Ernie Marsh documenting the design, construction, motor
testing, and flight of "Free Bird"! The team's 2018 entry for the Spaceport America
Cup 30k SRAD competition!