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Nine AURA members recently took the club’s creation, named after Auburn University’s mascot golden eagle, to Spaceport America’s annual collegiate competition June 26 in Alvin, Texas, where they finished 12th out of 76 teams overall and in 5th place in the “Commercial Off the Shelf” category. This comes after months of preparation – utilizing safety protocols to build a competitive rocket despite the pandemic.

The Spaceport America Cup, previously held near White Sands, New Mexico, from 2017-19, is the world’s largest intercollegiate rocketry engineering contest.

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