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  • 1. Igniting imagination
    AASImagine 09

2. 3. How?
and a
capable workforce.
4. How?...
5. How?
6. 7. Imagine educational philosophies such as:
8. 2nd Six Weeks
2-1 Stability/ 6 degrees
2-2 Gen 2 Development
2-3 Gen 2 FRR
2-4 Gen 2 Flight Predict.
2-5 Thrust to Weight rel.
2-6 Gen 2 Test
2-7 Gen 2 PMA
2-8 Fluids
2-9 Drag and Lift
2-10 Dimens. Analysis
2-11 Rate
2-12 Resistance
2-13 Resistance Lab
2-14 Problem Solving
2-15 6/12 Week Rev/Eval
1st Six Weeks
1-1 Why Tech?
1-2 Global Imp.
1-3 What Tech?
1-4 Energy
1-5 Force Vectors
1-6 Force Vect Lab
1-7 App. Force Vect
1-8 Mech Stresses
1-9 Torque
1-10 Newtons Laws
1-11 Safety
1-12 1st Gen Dev
1-13 1st Gen test/PMA
1-14 Flight Stability
1-15 Six Week Rev/Eval
3rd Six Weeks
3-1 Intro Model/Rocksim
3-2 Gen 3 Design
3-3 Gen 3 Development
3-4 Gen 3 FRR
3-5 Gen 3 Test
3-6 Gen 3 PMA
3-7 Electricity
3-8 Circuits
3-9 Electrical Lab
3-10 Thermal
3-11 Thermal Lab
3-12 Work
3-13 Power
3-14 Problem Solving
3-15 6/18 Week Rev/Eval
9. 10. Program Replication
and Training Plan
Third Level:Goddard
High-altitude Flight
80,000 to 100,000-ft
Second Level:Oberth
Transonic Flight
760 mph+
First Level: Tsiolkovsky
Stable Flight
One-lb to one-mile.
11. 12. Design Calcs
Develop math
Research Problem
N20 properties
Metal reactions
Decision Making
What material?
2. Write a design brief.
3.Technical descript and drawings.
4. Critical decision sheet.
1. Write a problem statement.
The 7
Project Plan
Design/Dev Oxidizer
Tank to hold
180-lbs of N20
5. CDR
Component Completed
Test Readiness
Review (TRR)
6.Parts list and P.O.
13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Redbird 11-H
Initial Mass:500-lbs
18. Industry workforce skills learned and applied:
Project-Based Problem Solving
Modeling Excel/Software
Engineering and Project Management Process
Critical Design Review (CDR)
Test Readiness Review (TRR/FRR)
Test (SOP) (HSA)
Report and Post Mission Analysis (PMA)
Fault Tree Analysis (CAFTA) [Root Cause]
19. 20. Research
Computer work
21. Machining and
22. Analysis and
23. Application of
knowledge, curriculum
and skills.
24. Exposure to
industry application
career opportunities.
25. Degreed engineers
with 6+ years of
design and development,
analysis and testing thru
project-based experiences
Job/Trade skill Certificate
Problem-solving skills
Critical-thinking skills
Communication skills
Design and Development
Grant/Report writing
4-year+ degree
with 6-years of
experience in industry
Associates Degree
Concurrent credit
with 4-years of
experience in industry
Concurrent credit
Community Colleges
Public Education
26. Garet Itz with EM gun
Fredericksburg High Schools Aeroscience Program gave me a firm
foundation in science and engineering allowing me to excel incollegiate level engineering and gain employment at the Army's
premier university-affiliated research center working on advanced
electric weapons for future combat vehicles.
Garet Itz, B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.
Employed at the Institute of Advanced Technologies (UT) working on
hypervelocity projectiles and his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.
27. Laura Crenwelge
Employed at NASAs
Johnson Space Center
Engineering Directorate
working on the water
reclamation unit for long-
term human flight.
B.S. Biomedical Engineering,
Texas A&M University
M.S. Aerospace Engineering,
Stanford University
Mr. Williams deepened our understanding of physics and engineering principles and helped us develop valuable problem-solving, teamwork, critical thinking, and communication skills by providing us with an exceptional practical application opportunity.
The FHSAP project was the most formative experience of my high school career.Without having participated in it, I doubt I would have pursued a degree in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University, co-oping with NASA Johnson Space Center, or desiring to become an astronaut myself.
28. Justin Junell on SSME test stand.
The FHSAP has had a tremendous impact on my life. It sparked my interest
in engineering and aerospace and helped me decide to pursue an engineering degree in college; and, ultimately a career in the aerospace industry.Currently, I work in the modeling and analysis division of NASAs Propulsion Test Directorate and am pursuing a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I attribute FHSAP as the crux of my success. It helped me to see, for the first time, what I wanted to do with my life.
Justin Junell, B.S. Applied physics, Kettering University.
Employed at NASAs Stennis Space Center working on his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
29. Joshua Jung at Space Exploration Technologies
The Fredericksburg High School Aeroscience Program ignited my interest in high power rocketry.Through both technical and hands-on experience, the FHSAP gave me the capability and eagerness to pursue a career in Aerospace.I am currently employed by Space Exploration Technologies.At SpaceX, I am the lead test engineer for the Falcon 1 Rockets engine and structures, I am the lead engineer in the design and build of the Falcon 5/9 test stands, and I am responsible for flight propellant loading and propulsion monitoring.I can undeniably say that I would not be where I am today without the FHSAP.
Joshua Jung, B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Purdue University
30. Joel Appel at United Space Alliance.
The (FHSAP) inspired me to study aerospace engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. Though the university provided me a multitude of research options and projects, none inspired me as much as the original class in Fredericksburg when we built the 15-foot rocket. Today I work at United Space Alliance where I am a Propulsion Systems Analyst for the Shuttle Program.I really enjoy what I do and I am glad I can trace it back to a class, a project, and a program that inspired me to get here.
Joel Appel, B.S. and M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas-Austin,
31. Garrett Laughlin
B.S. Aerospace Engineering,
Texas A&M University
AIAA National Outstanding Senior
Aerospace Award Recipient
Employed at Space Exploration
Technologies as a
propulsion engineer.
The FHSAP ignited my passion for flight and aerospace engineering through a hands-on approach that showed me how to take an idea and turn it into reality. Through the FHSAP, I developed the initial leadership and engineering skills that have led to my success at Texas A&M. I cant think of any other program that would have prepared me more thoroughly for my aerospace engineering education and future career.
32. Lauren Carr
U.S. Naval Academy , Mechanical Engineering
Managing Engineer forwindfarm in Illinois.
The Principles of Technology class (SystemsGo) that I took back in high school helped provide me the skills and prepare me for the rigors and demands put upon me at the naval academy.I still apply the problem solving skills that I learned in high school at my present job.
33. Rebekah Sosland
Aerospace Engineering student at the University of Texas
"TakingBrett Williams SystemsGO Aeroscience programwhile in high school was the smartest thingI have ever done.The quality of education I received would be hard to find even at the college level. The fact that the program was mostly project-based learning allowed me to get experience with math, science, and communication that I am usingin college and will carry through in my career as anengineer."

34. Robert Deaver in UT EE lab.
Launching a rocket of that sizewas a colossal goal. We did the research, designed, and built the Redbird1 in six-months. It definitely aided in preparing me for pursuing a technical degree; the research and teamwork skills I acquired working on it are invaluable now that I am in college.
B.S. Electrical Engineering,
Working on M.S. in EE at University of Texas San Antonio
35. Lieutenant Lauren Carr
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
U.S. Naval Academy
Others presently at Academies
Rob Williams Navy
Ben Williams Air Force
Eric Rode Air Force
Logan Lostavica Air Force
Lieutenant Jason Smith,
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, United States Naval Academy
36. Rob Williams
Naval F-18 Super-Hornet Aviator, U.S. Naval Academy
SystemsGowas one of the most profitable components of my educational experience and a major driving factor for the path that I have pursued since. Currently