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Ranger Rocketry competes at Argonia Cup


April 11, 2021

Sharon Boeckman (left) and Chris Chauncey (right) show off their 6-foot-9 rocket for the Northwestern Ranger Rocketry team who competed in the Argonia Cup Collegiate Rocketry competition near Argonia, Kansas, recently.

Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger Rocketry team competed alongside 15 other teams from 13 universities during the fourth Argonia Cup Collegiate Rocketry competition March 27-28 at the Rocket Pasture near Argonia, Kansas.

Dr. Steve Maier, chair of the department of natural science, professor of physics and co-sponsor of the team, is proud of the students.

"The team made great strides this year, and it was a pleasure working with them," Maier said. "They gained experience testing ejection charges, using sets of sheering pins properly for separate ejection charges...

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