First Nations Launch Program Team

This year, for the first time, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College competed in the First Nations Launch Program. This program is administered by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium in conjunction with NASA.

The First Nations Launch competition offers Tribal Colleges and Universities, in addition to AISES chapter students, the opportunity to demonstrate engineering and design skills through direct application in high-powered rocketry. The competition requires teams of undergraduate students to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete with high-powered rockets. The restrictions on rocket motors and dimensions are limited so that knowledge, creativity, and imagination of the students are challenged. The end result is a unique aerospace experience for students that provides a great aerospace experience unique to Native American communities.

The College's team took 3rd place and enjoyed the, for some, once in a lifetime opportunity - how many can say they launched a high powered rocket?

Video credit: Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for the First Nations Launch Program in conjunction with NASA.

We are currently recruiting for the 2019 Rocket Team, see your adviser to join the team.

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal community college.  We are an open-door institution which welcomes anyone who would like to work toward a better tomorrow.  LCOOC does not discriminate based upon race and will not deny admission to any Native student regardless of tribal enrollment or affiliation. We are compliant with Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.


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13466 W. Trepania Rd.
Hayward, WI 54843

Phone: 715.634.4790
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