Georgia Tech’s Biggest Rocket!
Georgia Tech Experimental Rocketry (GTXR) flies the largest rockets at Georgia Tech with the ultimate goal of becoming the first college team to fly a two-stage rocket to the edge of space! In their first year, this team won the COTS category of the 2019 Spaceport America Cup competition with a nominal two-stage flight to 30,000ft. From 2019 through 2021, the team designed a SRAD two stage, payload-carrying vehicle along with our own SRAD solid rocket motors. Named "Rubberband Man" and shooting for 30,000 feet, this vehicle was flown out of the Mojave Desert, CA in the summer of 2021. GTXR is aiming even higher for the coming school year after the success of Rubberband Man. With a target altitude of 100,000 feet, "Mr. Blue Sky" will use two student developed P-class solid rocket motors and a new staging system. Mr. Blue Sky is slated to fly in the summer of 2022--kicking off the next leg of their journey to the Karman Line.
GTXR welcomes students of all majors and levels of experience. The only requirements are a passion for rocketry and an interest in solving the complex engineering challenges this team faces. Our subteams include structures, propulsion, avionics, simulations, and procurement. GTXR is always look for new members who want to become better engineers and contribute to these awesome projects. Come to a meeting or reach out through our email to learn more!
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Project updates and major milestones will be shared on the team Instagram: @gt_xr.
Current and Past Leadership
2023 - 2024
- Co-Presidents: Alfonso Lagares and Connor Johnson
2022 - 2023
- Co-Presidents: Joey Gemini and Griffin Jourda
2021 - 2022
- Co-Presidents: Joey Gemini and Nicholas Brophy