The College of Engineering students successfully launched their 15-foot rocket, called Kuamoʻo (Milky Way), in the national competition’s 30,000-foot category in Mojave, Calif.
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Kuamoʻo was the first two-stage/motor rocket for Team Hōkūlele, which they have been working on for more than two years. The team also created a radio-controlled rover capable of traveling a distance of at least 10 feet after touchdown.
The competition allows the students to put their designs to the test.