Community connections will help send ASU rocket to edge of space
ASU’s Helios Rocketry team of about 50 students, many of them Fulton Schools students, are competing in the Base 11 Space Challenge to build a liquid-fueled rocket capable of traveling to the deep reaches of outer space. In pursuit of its goal, the team is learning lessons not only in the development of space-flight technologies and systems but also in the skills it takes to recruit and work with industry partners. Helios Rocketry is collaborating with aerospace, aviation and engineering companies in the Phoenix and Mesa areas to access the facilities and tools it needs to design and construct its rocket. Next, the team plans put together a business team to expand partnerships and manage fundraising.