How BYU's Rocketry team broke a Guinness World Record and won $30,000

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  • BYU Joe MISSION VIEJO, CA
    Dec. 27, 2018 8:35 a.m.

    Just as long as we beat the University of Utah. Oh sorry I was thinking of my dream of winning in football again.

    Well done. It is always great to hear success stories of events I did not know about. What is even better is to know that innovation in little things leads to innovation in bigger things.

    (But next time maybe the landing can be a little smoother - BYU's rocket parachute failed to function driving there rocket two feet into the ground.)

    Note: The University of Minnesota came in second this year with a launch of only 204 feet. So the 883 feet was a monster win.

  • Chessermesser West Valley City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2018 7:59 p.m.

    To infinity and beyond.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Dec. 18, 2018 1:17 p.m.

    I thought these were serious students and engineers, until I saw the Nemo fish...

    ...now I KNOW they are legit!

    Way to go, fellas!

  • IQ92 hi, UT
    Dec. 18, 2018 1:13 p.m.

    Not a huge surprise...ate a Wilkinson Center taco once whose effervescence nearly put me in orbit.

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    Dec. 18, 2018 12:54 p.m.

    Even an engineering adjudicator shouldn’t do public math...

  • mufasta American Fork, UT
    Dec. 18, 2018 11:30 a.m.

    Thats quite a feat....Double the height of the previous record holder. Great Job!

  • staypuffinpc Provo, UT
    Dec. 18, 2018 11:22 a.m.

    Way to go, fellahs! What a great way to fund your interests. BTW, the adjudicator in the video said that BYU "almost doubled" the record set last year of 429.7 feet. However, 883 is more than double the old record. That's incredible.