Using Indigenous methodologies and engineering for rockets and payloads.
First Nations Launch is an annual NASA Artemis student challenge centered around designing, building, simulating, testing, and launching a single-stage rocket and payload. At MIT, we use Indigenous methodologies and structures in our team to learn and understand how we as engineers can shape the world around us through aerospace and beyond. We also seek to build better relationships with our local Indigenous nations to be of service in sharing our experiences and knowledges of science and space.
AT A GLANCE
Number of Members:
8 members in 2022-2023
- Hailey Polson, Team Captain
- Nicole McGaa, Project Manager
- Jeffrey Hoffman
- Nina Lytton
Location: Indigenous Peoples' Center, W31-221