Rocket designers at NASA

McGregor High School seniors (from left) Austin Klatt, Dawson Brown, Cooper McCauley and Angel Lopez stand in front of the spacesuits used during the moon landing.

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McGregor High School seniors Dawson Brown, Austin Klatt, Angel Lopez and Cooper McCauley visited the Johnson Space Center in Houston in December to present a mathematical model of a transonic rocket design.

The rocket design classmates prepared an Excel profile that detailed every aspect of the rocket, from its projected altitude to its changing velocity. The four seniors created a professional presentation that they presented to several NASA engineers and nearly 20 schools from across Texas.

The students will use the Excel model to guide the design of their rocket during the second semester.

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