West Texas Space Vaqueres

The West Texas Space Vaqueres is now an officially designated National Association of Rocketry (NAR) section! For more information, you can check our NAR page by clicking the image below, and contact one of the section organizers for more details.

Logo for the West Texas Space Vaqueres Rocketry Group

Check out our list of upcoming rocketry building workshops, and consider attending one of our quarterly launches - it's a blast for all involved! 

WTSV Rocketry Build and Launch Schedule 2023-2024


Want to learn how to design and build rockets?  Join TGCL staff and ASU faculty for our rocket build nights and build your own rocket, then join us at the ASU Ranch or Eggemeyer Field on a launch day to see it fly! 

Build nights take place in the STEAM Central Makerspace at the Stephens Central Library, 33 W Beauregard Ave, San Angelo, TX. 

Launches currently take place at the following location:

  • Eggemeyer Field, 10438 Hawk Ave., San Angelo, TX (GPS coordinates are 31.330726, -100.297704)

Weather happens. Check this page, the WTSV Facebook group, or the STEAM Central Facebook page for inclement weather launch day cancellations, delays, or reschedules.


Date Event Type Time
2023 Events
September 16 Launch Day 8am-12pm
September 21 Build Night 5-8pm
October 19 Build Night 5-8pm
October 21 Launch Day 8am-12pm
November 16 Build Night 5pm-8pm
December 14 Build Night 5pm-8pm
2024 Events
January 18 Build Night 5pm-8pm
January 20 Launch Day 8am-12pm

February 15

Build Night 5pm-8pm
February 17 Launch Day 8am-12pm
March 14 Build Night 5pm-8pm
March 11-15 Spring Break Engineering Camp (details TBD) TBD
April 18 Build Night 5pm-8pm
April 20 Launch Day 8am-12pm
May 16 Build Night 5pm-8pm
May 18 Launch Day 8am-12pm
June 3-7 Rocketry Summer Camp (details TBD) TBD
June 8, 2023 Summer Camp Launches TBD


This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant # LS-249990-OLS-21  *to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2021) 


Rocketry Camp 2022 Awards

During this year's Advanced Rocketry Camp, we tasked the students with meeting specific goals with their rockets. All of our rocketeers worked hard and had a great time building rockets to safely accommodate their egg-stronauts. Here are the students who acheived awards from our launch day:

Award Winner Status
Highest Altitude James M. 130 meters
Longest Flight Duration Jameson M. 33.3 seconds
Closest Altitude Prediction Jax T. Within 25 meters of prediction altitude
Closest Duration Prediction Charlene R. Within 4.6 seconds of predicted duration
Most Stylish Grace T. Vibrant Jamaican flag-inspired paint job


Congrats to our award winners, who can take home a glass plaque commemorating their acheievement from this year's launch, and a rocket kit of their choosing from our selection!