22nd April 2010, 04:00 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama USA — Saturday, 14 Mississippi State University students will launch their rocket in Huntsville, Ala., hoping to win a nationwide university competition. Dr. Koenig, the rocket team's faculty adviser, said the University Student Launch Initiative is a competition hosted by NASA across the United States designed to duplicate the procedure NASA uses in their own programs. He said this will be MSU's fourth year in the program. They will compete with 22 other universities from across the nation. Koenig said the team is looking to improve upon previous years' rankings, hoping to beat their third place ranking last year and their second place ranking the first year.