The successful June 21 launch of Prometheus, a Charger Rocket Works student-built rocket, was celebrated by the UAH Propulsion Research Center with a barbecue dinner Monday, June 30, at Johnson Research Center on campus. University officials on hand for the event included UAH Provost Dr. Christine Curtis and UAH College of Engineering Dean Dr. Shankar Mahalingam. After persevering to overcome an earlier design problem, the Prometheus team shot the spacecraft 16,000 feet into an intermittently stormy sky at a sod farm near Manchester, Tenn., at Southern Thunder 2014. Co-hosted by the Music City Missile Club (MC2) and the Huntsville Area Rocketry Association (HARA), Southern Thunder is the largest rocketry event in the Southeastern United States. The rocket carried two operational payloads. The first, a pitot tube probe, measured air pressures and velocity. The second, a data acquisition package, tracked vehicle speed and orientation with instruments including a gyroscope.