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 2022-2023

 

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 on a launch day to see it fly! 

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

Launch Days will take place at the Angelo State University Ranch, 6482 Goodland Loop, San Angelo, TX. Weather happens.  Check this page, the WTSV Facebook group, or the STEAM Central Facebook page for inclement weather launch day cancellations.

 

Date Event Type Time
July 16, 2022 Launch Day 7am-11am
July 23, 2022 Launch Day 7am-11am
September 15, 2022 Build  Night 5-8pm
September 24, 2022 Launch Day 8am-12pm
October 20, 2022 Build Night 5pm-8pm
November 17, 2022 Build Night 5pm-8pm
November 19, 2022 Launch Day 8am-12pm
December 15, 2022 Build Night 5pm-8pm
January 19, 2023 Build Night 5pm-8pm
January 21, 2023 Launch Day 8am-12pm
February 16, 2023 Build Night 5pm-8pm
March 16, 2023 Build Night 5pm-8pm
March 18, 2023 Launch Day 8am-12pm
April 20, 2023 Build Night 5pm-8pm
May 18, 2023 Build Night 5pm-8pm
May 20, 2023 Launch Day 7am-11am

 

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!