Tarleton to host International Aeronautics Competition – The Flash Today (press release) (registration) (blog)


Rachel Tuggle

STEPHENVILLE (December 5, 2016) – This summer Stephenville residents will once again see unidentified flying objects soaring through the sky. In June 2017, Tarleton State University is hosting the annual  CanSat competition, a real-world space system engineering contest, at the Stephenville campus.

“Some of the best engineering students in the world will be here this summer,” event sponsor and Tarleton aeronautical team sponsor Steve Merwin said. “They’ll come out of India, Spain, Rome, England, just all over. A lot of kids use this as a chance to come to the States, so they’ll tie on an extra week of travel with it.”

The American Astronautical Society and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics run CanSat. The mission for 2017 will be to simulate “a solar powered sensor payload traveling through a planetary atmosphere…


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