First Nations Launch uses Indigenous methodology and engineering to design, manufacture, simulate, and test a rocket for a yearly NASA competition.

We are the MIT team for First Nations Launch, an international rocketry competition hosted by the NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium! We follow Indigenous methodology and engineering to design, manufacture, simulate, and test a rocket for the yearly competition featuring a variety of unique yearly challenges. We also look to build relationships with our local Indigenous nations and share our love for engineering and space. This will be our first year competing!

AT A GLANCE

Number of Members:
8 members in 2022-2023

Team leaders:
Nicole McGaa

Year Began:
2022

Advisors:

Jeffrey Hoffman (Faculty Advisor)
Maranda Cherry (Graduate Advisor)

Location: Indigenous Peoples' Center, W31-221