Princeton Rocketry Club to Launch First Student Rocket into Outer Space

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Several members of the Princeton Rocketry Club are traveling to New Mexico to launch what will be, if successful, the first rocket built by college students to ever reach outer space. Over the course of the year, the SpaceShot team of the Princeton Rocketry Club spent thousands of hours designing, building, and testing their rocket which will reach outer space, defined at 100 km altitude. The SpaceShot team is made up of just two members: project manager Saad Mirza ’21 and chief engineer Coleman Merchant ’19.