On August 11,2022 12:08 p.m. (HST), Project IMUA Mission 10 said their bittersweet goodbyes to the departure of their 44 foot tall, camphor-powered sublimation NASA rocket. If you remember our previous post about the coalition of community colleges gathered together under Hawaiʻi Space Grant Consortium, you'll remember the teams having to go through months worth of arduous manufacturing and projecting challenges to accomplish this goal. The cooperation between the Windward CC and Honolulu CC students resulted in an approximate 91 mile altitude and accurate recording of their rocket's flight path. With the rocket reaching its apex, the payload parachuted safely off the Virginia Coast, where students recovered and will analyze the data and other flown experiments.
As previously mentioned in our past article, the Project IMUA Mission 10 Project provides students from various backgrounds the opportunity to gain real-life experience in rocketry and working side-by-side with NASA engineers. D'Elle Martin, team lead for Honolulu CC and UH Mānoa architecture student, stated, " What I realized throughout this project and through my previous project with Honolulu Community College - through both electronics programming and model rocketry - is that even though you might have a major that may not be necessarily towards engineering, you can still learn a lot about working in a team, but also different pathways to STEM careers."
From all of us at HSGC, we wish you congratulations on your fourth UH Project IMUA outer space launch and the best of luck for all the your future launches!
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