The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) is committed to increasing student interest in high power rocketry at The University of Michigan. Our goal is to teach students about the basics of rocketry and to provide hands-on exposure to the design, build, and test phases of engineering. The program also seeks to research and experiment with growing areas of rocketry such as hybrid propulsion and composite materials.

Every summer, MASA participates in the Inter-collegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) in Utah. MASA enters student-developed rockets in both the Basic (10,000 ft) and Advanced (23,000 ft) Categories. We pride ourselves on having rockets and ground support systems designed, built, and tested almost entirely by MASA members.


Take a look at some of MASA's current and past rockets.


MASA boasts a diverse group of students from departments spanning the entire university.


Our generous sponsors have made MASA's mission possible.