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.
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.
|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|
|January 18||Build Night||5pm-8pm|
|January 20||Launch Day||8am-12pm|
|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:
|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!