I did this project during the Fall of 2022, and it’s another reminder to have free time to take on serendipitous opportunities.
We built and landed a vertical landing rocket. Instead of telling you, I’ll better show you.
See a video and pictures of the rocket launching and landing.
The goal of the rocket was to land vertically. Our rocket didn't quite do so, but this was a successful attempt because: 1) We did it! 2) Our rocket achieved stability! Our rocket would have landed vertically if it wasn't for the 32-degree weather and the 15 mph wind. 3) Super cool experience.