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    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013 - 2014 Undergraduate
    Team Space Transportation Design Competition


    September 16, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its annual Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition.

    The 2014 – 2015 competition challenged teams to design an air-launched orbital vehicle.

    The winners are:



    • First prize: “Team Mako Launch System,” University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, for their design “Air Launched Orbital Flight Technologies.” Team members: Jason B. Allen, Stanley Chan, Tucker J. Gritton, Jobin K. Kokkat, Timothy R. Lanham, Julia H. Liu, Dayne L. Rogers and Clayton J. Summers. David L. Carroll, faculty advisor. The team will receive an award of $500 from the AIAA Foundation.


    • Second prize: “Team Aether Corporation,” University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, for their design “Aether Air Launch Vehicle.” Team members: Rosemary Chapple, Matt Dempsey, Kailey Draves, Brian Duckmann, Je Won Hong, Lorena Jaimes and Javier Puig Navarro. David L. Carroll, faculty advisor. The team will receive an award of $250 from the AIAA Foundation.


    • Third prize: “Team Ad Astra,” University of Kanas, Lawrence, Kansas, for their design “The J-HAWC Rocket.” Team members: Luis C. Berges, Gregory W. Burg, Julian P. McCafferty, James B.A. Sellers and Alex E. Sizemore. Mark Ewing, faculty advisor. The team will receive an award of $125 from the AIAA Foundation.


    “I congratulate all of the teams who won awards in this year’s Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design competition,” said Sandra Magnus, AIAA executive director and president of the AIAA Foundation. “Your creativity, ingenuity, and hard work demonstrate what can be achieved when individuals come together to create the future of space systems and technology.” Magnus continued, “I am happy that the Foundation can offer these types of experiences, because they are so vital to helping students understand how our community works, while giving them practical experiences that will position them to shape the future of aerospace once they join our community as full-time workers.”

    For more information on the AIAA Foundation Team Space Transportation Design Competition, please contact Rachel Andino at 703.264.7577 or rachela@aiaa.org.

     

     

     

    About The AIAA Foundation
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