Prox-1 Launches
Hundreds of students from the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering were invested in the spectacle that unfolded June 25 when the Prox-1 satellite that they designed, tested, and built was launched into space aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. The names of more than 100 of those student engineers were sent into space with the satellite, etched into a brick that celebrated Prox-1's 7+ year journey from concept to launch.

A handful of those students packed their bags and headed to Cape Canaveral, Florida for the historic launch: Kevin Okseniuk, Kyle Scott, Josh Ingersoll, Teresa Spinelli, Sterling Peet, Micah Pledger. They were met there by professors Dave Spencer and Glenn Lightsey, who oversaw the project.

The trip included a stop at the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Visitor Complex where guests learned about all things NASA and aerospace; Teresa Spinelli met with Bill Nye the Science Guy, dinner with the Prox-1 group at Gators Dockside, and of course the Falcon Heavy launch.


Some photos courtesy of SpaceX
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