MS State Rocket Program Case Study
MPI TEAMS WITH MISSISSIPPI STATE’S SPACE COWBOYS ROCKET PROGRAM
MPI has teamed up with Mississippi State University’s Space Cowboys rocket team to produce 3D printed parts for its rocket build.
For the past year, the rocket team students have worked with MPI to engineer these rocket parts, which has allowed the team to successfully launch the rocket as planned. MPI is honored to be involved with such an exciting aerospace engineering program.
The Space Cowboys rocket team was founded in 2006 at Mississippi State University. The team participates in the University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) each year, beginning in August. The project spans an eight-month time period where students get hands-on experience with rocketry and many other fields.
Students will get experience with scheduling, purchasing, performing calculations, financing, coordinating logistics, arranging press coverage, educational engagement, website development and writing design reviews.
The Space Cowboys involve themselves in outreach activities, such as helping Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts earn badges, rocketry demonstrations and holding the Middle School Launch Challenge (MSLC) each spring. In hopes of expanding interest in rocketry in the community, the Space Cowboys recently chartered a National Association of Rocketry (NAR) chapter.