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Jul 31, 2011
PSU Aerospace Society Launch (Brothers, Oregon)
Brothers Launch Site

Saturday 07/30 10:30am - 3:00pm Drive to Brothers, Oregon launch site (4.5 hour drive). Saturday 07/30 3:00pm - 7:00pm Set up launch site. Saturday 07/30 Evening Final prep, marshmallow roast, star viewing. Sunday 07/31 8:00am - 12:00pm Final launch prep. Sunday 07/31 12:00pm - 2:00pm Target time for launch! Sunday 07/31 2:00pm - 4:00pm Recover rocket, pack up. Sunday 07/31 4:00pm - Evening Possibly dinner in Bend, return to Portland (4.5 hour drive)

Portland's premier rocket club is scheduling a public rocket launch in the Oregon high desert.

This is the fourth launch of our third generation rocket. We expect to reach about 14,000 feet and to break the sound barrier! It's a 12 foot tall aluminum and fiberglass rocket that burns almost 15 pounds of fuel! If you've never seen a large(ish) rocket launch this could be your chance!

This will be very similar to our last launch in October, but with new flight computer electronics.

Read about our last launch here:

Brothers is a long way from anywhere, we come in on Saturday and camp. You're welcome to join us. For the less adventurous (there are no amenities, bring your own water and food) you can stay in Bend and drive in -- it's about 45 minutes -- on Sunday morning.

Directions to the launch site:

Apr 12, 2016
Yuri's Night Party with PSAS
Portland State University Engineering Building

The Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS), a student aerospace group at Portland State University with decades of experience in high-powered amateur rocketry, is hosting a Yuri’s Night Party, in honor of the international space holiday.

Fifty-five years ago, Yuri Gagarin was the first person to travel into space when his spacecraft completed one full orbit about the Earth on April 12, 1961. In honor of his great accomplishment, parties are held worldwide every year to celebrate humanity’s progress in space.

As part of this international celebration, PSAS is hosting a “space race” with challenges and games, technology displays from local rocketry and space groups, engineering labs open to visitors, and food and beverages provided. We will also be screening the film First Orbit, a reconstruction of what Yuri would have seen on his journey.

The event will be held on April 12 from 6:30-9:30 in the Engineering Building of PSU (1930 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97201, at the intersection of SW 4th and College). All ages are welcome; there is a recommended $10 donation per person at the door.

Please join us as we celebrate the past, present, and future of space travel!