Zwolle student part of NSU’s LaACES team; receives NASA permission for payload launch

A team of students from Northwestern State University and the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts successfully defended their LaACES DemonSats-1 payload before LaSPACE and NASA officials, earning permission to launch their payload into space via sounding balloon.

NSU’s LaACES (Louisiana Aerospace Catalysts Experiences for Students) team includes Abigail Poe of Natchitoches, a May 2020 biology graduate; Holden Rivers of Zwolle, a May 2020 industrial engineering technology graduate; Harley Godwin of Goldonna, a May 2020 electrical engineering technology graduate; Jesse Coats of Harvey, physical sciences; Savon Gipson of Shreveport, industrial engineering technology, Carlee Lake of Pineville, biology, and LSMSA students Charles Beam and Kyle McCleary, a May 2020 graduate.

LaSPACE is a consortium in the NASA National Space Grant and Fellowship Program network that is designed to network college, university and state education boards with partners in business, industry and the non-profit sector to develop aerospace science, research, technology, education and awareness.




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