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Harding University students compete in national rocket competition
Harding University Students Compete in National Rocket Competition
Twelve university students and two Searcy High School students built arocket that would fly one mile high. Throughout the competition, thegroup had to write a proposal, create a preliminary design, and puttogether a critical design review, a flight ready review and a finalreport.
The team includes university students Shailer Bowen, Patrick Breezeel,Josh Gibb, Nathan Hourt, Matthew Irvine, Chi "Chip" Le, Gregory Lyons, Darah McDaniel, Cortney Owen, Elizabeth Phillips, Bryan "Chris" Reeves,and Meredith Taylor. The team also includes Hunter Crossett and Libby Owenof Searcy High School.
The flight part of the competition was held at Marshall Space FlightCenter in Huntsville, Ala., April 14-18. The University competedagainst 15 other schools from across the country. The team’s rocketflew 4,063 feet and landed safely about a mile from the launch site.This is the fourth year Harding has successfully competed in thecompetition.
Harding had a record enrollment this year of more than 6,600 studentsfrom all 50 states and 49 foreign countries. It is the largest privateuniversity in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars thanany other private university in the state. Harding also maintainscampuses in Australia, Chilé, England, France, Greece, Italy andZambia.