We are a student-run amateur rocketry group at the University of Texas at Austin. Our mission is to enhance undergraduate education by applying classroom knowledge to design, build, and launch our own rockets.
Build rockets—what else? Currently we have two main projects: our first two stage rocket and a high power sounding rocket. More information about these and past projects is on our Rockets page. We also build small model rockets, sometimes from kits and sometimes from scratch, and hold local launches (usually one per semester) at Pickle Research Campus in north Austin. Pictures and video of our most recent launch are on our Facebook page.
Additionally, LRA is involved in many outreach events geared toward getting young kids interested in the field of aerospace engineering. We participate in UT's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day", Explore UT, and several other events throughout the year.
If all this sounds like fun and you'd like to get in on the action, feel free to drop by one of our meetings. The exact times are listed on the Longhorn Rocket Association Google Calendar.