Gateway High School alumna Ruby Martinez is shooting for the stars, literally. The current mechanical engineering student joined a program called RockSat to design prototypes for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)!
RockSat students design and build sounding rocket payloads and launch payloads on a rocket out of the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Colorado team consists of a diverse group of students from the Community College of Aurora, Arapahoe Community College and Red Rocks Community College. In total, there are 15 students with very diverse backgrounds who comprise this special group.
Their team is dedicated to providing a solution to reduce the amount of orbital debris from the atmosphere and using 3-D printed materials in future space flight missions.
We are happy to report that NASA selected Martinez’s team’s prototype to test launch in Virginia! Now, they need your help to witness this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Join us at the Mercury Cafe at 2199 California St. in Denver for the Race to Space show! This event will feature amazing local talent and provides the community a wonderful opportunity to support a great cause. Ticket proceeds will help Martinez’s team cover travel and material expenses.
For more information, visit https://motive.productions/rocksat. Please share!