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FAR Mars

-For the first time ever UW-Madison will be competing in the 2018 Friends of Amateur Rocketry Mars (FAR Mars) competition. FAR Mars is organized by the FAR organization with sponsorship by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ (Amazon) commercial rocketry company, and the Mars Society. We will be launching out of the Mojave desert ¬†on May 5th, 2018. The objective of the competition is to design and construct a bi-propellant liquid fueled rocket with liquid methane and oxygen and reach 45,000 feet. The team which is closest to this objective will win a $45,000 prize. Our team has already began design and is in very early stages of construction. For more information please visit the Mars Society at http://www.marssociety.org/student-rocketry-teams-to-compete-for-far-mars-prize/

If you are interested in joining the 2018 team please email Stephen Slattery at stephen.slattery@wisc.edu.