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Charger Rocket Launch Competitio​n – Sat. – April 21

On Saturday April 21st, the UAH Charger Rocket Works team will be competing in the NASA sponsored University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) competition. The purpose of this competition is to give college students the opportunity to …


Dr. Cassibry Leading Nuclear Propulsion Initiative

"We are trying to develop a small, lightweight pulsed  nuclear fusion system for deep space missions," explained Dr. Jason Cassibry, an associate professor of engineering at UAH. "If this works we could reach Mars in six to eight weeks …


Von Braun Propulsion Scholarship

The Propulsion Research Center of the University of Alabama in Huntsville is seeking highly qualified graduate students for research in its core …


Fall-Spring Student Opportunities at PRC

This post contains description of  some positions on pending contracts and grants that we are working on for the fall 2012 and the spring 2013.  If you have interest in becoming a Graduate …


UAH Student Awarded Patent for Rocket Nozzle Design

A patent was recently awarded to Sean Entrekin, Dr. James B. Blackmon, and Dr. D. Brian Landrum of the UAH Propulsion Research Center (PRC) for a new approach that increases the performance of RBCC Propulsion Systems. This new concept uses …


Popular Science Recognizes PRC Again This Year

Popular Science Magazine recognized the UAH Propulsion Research Center again this year. The PRC Laboratories are featured in the top 10 "Laboratories that go Boom" feature in October 2012. The PRC was named #3 in the nation for the past 2 years …


Students Representing UAH at 63rd International Astronautical Congress

We are very proud to announce that 34 UAH student researchers will be representing our university at the upcoming 63rd International Astronautical Congress to be held in Naples, Italy from October 1-5. These students have been selected by the …


PRC and MAE Honor Contract Administrators and Proposal Team

The UAH Propulsion Research Center works in close cooperation with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to prepare proposals and perform research programs …


PRC Facility Usage Policy

The Propulsion Research Center is committed to provide an environment that assures that all UAH Propulsion Research Center personnel, customer personnel, students, and visitors are kept safe and that our faculties are not …


55th Anniversary of Blackmon’s Rocket

In 1957,  ”Eagle Scout Jimmy Blackmon of Charlotte, NC, startled Army Rocket experts when he explained that the nose cone of his six-foot rocket was a five dollar metal lampshade.  Although 17-year old Jimmy’s plans to …