For the last three years, these students at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada have been working tirelessly with one goal in mind: Space.
The Base 11 Space Challenge was started in 2018, calling out student teams from all over the US and Canada to bring their A game. The challenge was this: build a liquid fuel rocket capable of reaching the Karman Line;100km straight up. The first team to reach space? Wins 1 Million USD.
Since we took on the challenge, we have broken engine test records, drill bits, and fuel pumps. We have designed tanks, parachutes, and engines. Our test stand, Trailer Tom, is the most sophisticated of it's kind in the country. And last week, we finally completed a half-duration hot fire engine burn. And if we pull off a launch? Space Concordia Rocketry Division will be the first student team in the world to sail among the stars.
But the deadlines are looming: full-duration hot fire by June 18th, launch by December 2021.
It's going to be tight, but with your help we think we can pull it off. While most of our systems are built, we are in the testing part of the project - which means things break, parts need replaced quickly; doing just one extra test can cost over 1000$.
This GoFundMe will help cover our material costs in this critical phase of the project.
It's been a hard road, and we are so close!
When we first took up this challenge, we had no idea what was in store for us. We would not still be in it today without the outstanding support from all our sponsors, especially Swagelok Quebec, Omega, 3M, AAF, M1 Composites, and the endless time and resources of Concordia University's Staff and Faculty.
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