First all-student rocket to reach space | Traveler IV Launch

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Space Comms · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Congratulations! I skimmed your white paper and saw you used ham radio in your avionics, in particular APRS on the 70cm band to gather GPS data. I also see an Arrow II antenna and perhaps a Kenwood TH-D72A handheld radio around 00:38 in the video.

73, John Brier KG4AKV

MrNiladmirari · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

How much is such a rocket?

h4rp4g4n · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Congrats! next time please clean camera before start

ivar theboneless · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

I am currently expecting for a dumb to say:

-There r no stars seen and earth and all the thing seems so made up. These kids r illuminati and they r lying.

Dale Anderson · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am


Dianne Ward · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

What an achievement! I grew up in Melbourne, Florida during the 1950's and 60's. Seeing your launch here gave me chills and put tears in my eyes! What a thrill this is for all of you and for those like me who have always felt this quest is a part of us!

mjproebstle · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

bravo! next…..orbit, or perhaps the moon?

DoctorGarkle · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Carbon fiber: great for airplanes (maybe), bad for rockets (it shreds). It looks as though chunks on carbon fiber/epoxy in the nose cone occluded the camera and ruined the video and clearly the fins were shredded. Still, it's an amazing feat and congratulations are in order.

eHo Lai · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

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Sarafun · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

wow! this is so inspiring..
congratulations from Russia!

Edward Church · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Wow! Just amazing"

reza shahbazi · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Hello . My country is Brazil, I am 23 years old and I am a student of engineering. My team for rocket launches will miss out on the ground but due to lack of sufficient science and books, we still have not succeeded and if we do not complete the project, we will not give us a university degree. Our main problem is the rocket fuel and we can not find the right combination, now with your clip, I'm really happy with your success. Help your group be happy because of humanity. Let us know all the fuel combinations and their percentage and how to mix it and send it to Gmail: [email protected] Thank you, and I ask God to always be your keeper. Thanks

Mark Storey · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Congratulations USC – RPL! Hard work by this team and perseverance paved the way!

srfh2 · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

If the world was filled with young people like this I would never fear for our future. Congratulations. Truly awe-inspiring. There are countries out there who have never launched
anything into space.

Hack the Moon · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Congratulations, the next generation of space engineers!

Walter Wilkins · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

This is what makes America great; not red hatted science deniers.

mrunconventional · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Flat Earth idiots claiming CGI in 3…2…1… go!

Grégory Parisot · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Congrats !

Serje Котов · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Ha-ha-ha You are 90 years late

Леонид Ильич /// · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

It was heard that the rocket rested against the dome. No video evidence, it's a lie…

хряк украинский · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Can modicum these hypersonic missile for of Ministry of defense will create?

roger white · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

after all that ,then what

Валацуга · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Амерыка краіна магчымасцяў i выкананых мараў 👍👍👍 👏👏👏 ✌ !!!

Vyacheslav Undefined · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Well done guys! How about to share your experience and/or blueprints, sources with a community? To give a chance other students and enthusiasts build such rocket?

Geraldo Lima · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Quanto tempo , e dinheiro perdido! Pra que serviu isso? Se nem coletaram imagens da Terra, lá do alto?

pelegrino o mais novo · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am


ninjarawr21 · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

When you get old enough and people are throwing around stories, all of you can say, "Well, there was this one time I sent a rocket to space…?" ♥

Richard Humphreys · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

It's fun to watch people in the comments lose their shit over the periodic use of Imperial units vs metric. Most children in the United States are taught both systems of measure, starting in grade/grammar school. The more time they spend in the sciences, the more accustomed to metric they become. Unfortunately, the vast majority of items in the US are already using the Imperial. So after 1 hour of science class at school, they go home to a world that has almost no metric. Metric just never gets a chance to get internalized.

For example… I grew up with an father who was an engineer, and I took science classes all through high school, and a few classes in college. We had standard/Imperial and metric rulers, wrenches, socket wrenches, tape measures etc. , but since 95% of what was around us was Imperial, that's what I internalized. So when Darth Vader was described as being about 2 meters tall, my brain said "2 meters is pretty close to 2 yards, which is is 6 feet". My conversion, however, was seriously flawed. 2m is closer to 6.5 feet . That's about the average height of a basketball player (compared to soccer/football at 1.8m). Six feet is not an imposing height. Six and a half is.

What's my point? If this video was just for science geeks, then it should all be in metric. They have already drank the Kool-aid. But if you are showing this to a bunch of 11 year old American school children, trying to inspire them, telling them the distances in kilometers will not resonate. You might as well be using leagues or furlongs.

Inspire the kids to go into the sciences with units they understand, and they will be using metric (and complaining about Imperial) in no time.

If you want to have fun with units, go into graphic/web design. In a single day I might use points, picas, inches, cm, px, %, rem, em, vh, vw, and fr. Half of those will find their way into a single web page.

Δv · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Awesome work guys! Next stop: the Moon, right?

RacerX nunyab · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

congratz you guys, i guess next step is leo. Stage that sucka

Granada · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

I'd love to take a course with these guys and learn rocket science, it is my dream to launch a rocket into space.

Tony Wilk · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Well done everyone!
Now you can all add "Rocket Scientist" to your CV's 🙂

MI6 · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

more successful in life than flat earthers ever will

ugetridofit · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Never seen a bunch of people get so excited about re- inventing the wheel. Boring!!!! Do something new and unique with your students professor. We already have NASA.

QBERT ATX · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Amazing accomplishment. Congratulations to all involved.

morskojvolk · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

Congratulations! There's nothing you can't accomplish if you work hard and believe I yourselves. I had tears in my eyes watching this.

RocKiteman _ 2001 · May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

@USC RPL >>> It looked like the leading edges of the fins on the rocket had delaminated slightly – I presume from the mach 5+ airflow during ascent.

Would laminating something like thin stainless steel strips onto the L.E.'S of the fins have helped that?

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