Congratulations to the Winners of the 10th Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition!
Basic Category (10-lb payload to 10,000 ft AGL):
1st Place: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2nd Place: Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA) (Brazil)
Advanced Category (10-lb payload to 23,000 ft AGL):
1st Place: Mississippi State University
2nd Place: Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) Montreal (Canada)
Space Dynamics Laboratory Payload Challenge:
1st Place: Oregon State University
2nd Place: Concordia University (Canada)
Jim Furfaro Award for Technical Excellence:
Mississippi State University
R.Gilbert Moore Award for Innovation:
Colorado State University
Team Spirit Award:
Cairo University (Egypt)
University of Illinois - Chicago
Mr. Glenn Baxter of Green River will be giving a talk on his experiences launching Athena rockets from Green River in the 1960s and 1970s. It will be at 7 PM Thursday June 25 in the basement room of the John Wesley Powell RIver History Museum, with a panel discussion with Dr. Gil Moore (via internet) and Mr. Jim Barrowman to follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Mr. Baxter graduated from Texas A&M with a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) in 1958, then reported to his first job with Convair Astronautics (San Diego, CA) later that summer. His work for Convair took him across the country working on various projects until he left Convair in Plattsburg, NY. He came to Green River to work for Atlantic Research on the Athena project in 1963 and worked there until 1976 when the Athena program was completed, then was self-employed.