Brazoswood's Transonic Rocket Team Does It Again
Once again, the Brazoswood Transonic Rocket team had a group that presented a mathematical model of a rocket that will fly faster than the speed of sound.
The model created by these students takes into account changing atmospheric conditions, changing rocket mass and air resistance as well as special effects that come into play as the rocket nears the sound barrier. The final model was created using Excel. A program called Matlab was also used to create a function to model engine thrust.
Thirteen schools from the state participated in the design review at Johnson Space Center. Now, students must build and fly their rockets to prove the validity of their mathematical models. Flights are scheduled for May 2016.
The students involved from left to right were Jackson Wedelich, Eric Hembling and True Furrh.
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