Rocket Team
  • MIT Rocket Team students with their rocket

The Rocket Team focuses on rocket-related projects ranging from designing and building a custom centrifugal liquid engine to the development of lighter, stronger composite airframes. We provide our members with the tools and knowledge to earn amateur-rocketry certifications through the National Association of Rocketry. 

Rocket Team At a glance

Number of Members:

21 members in 2013-2014
Team leaders: 
  • Leonard Tampkins
Year began: 
1999
Location: 
Building 17
Upcoming events

The team will be competing in NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative.

Join the team

Rocket Team meetings are Mondays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 11:00am in the Rocket Team Lab, located on the second floor of the Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel Building [Blg. 17]. The Monday night planning meetings are usually reserved for business and progress updates, lasting no more than an hour. Saturday meetings are usually used for fabrication time and generally last a few hours. Membership is open to all MIT students and new members are always welcome at our meetings.

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