MASA is scheduled to launch its record-breaking new liquid rocket with a target altitude of 400,000 ft – the edge of space. Learn More about TSM
2020 / PT-163 Engine
MASA's new LOx/Ethanol regeneratively-cooled liquid rocket engine, PT-163, becomes the most powerful liquid rocket engine ever built and tested by a university team when it achieves 2650 lbf of thrust in a blowdown hotfire. Learn More about PT-163
MASA is the first team to launch and recover a liquid bipropellant rocket, Laika, at Spaceport America Cup. It receives the highest score in the hybrid/liquid category, and the sportsmanship award. Learn More about Laika
2018 / 2x4: Above the Rest
MASA builds the two-stage 2x4 designed to launch to 240,000 ft. It never flew due to issues with FAA waivers but would have set the world record for altitude in amateur rocketry.
2017 / Tortas 8
MASA is awarded 1st place at the inaugural Spaceport America Cup in the Hybrid/Liquid Category for the flight of Tortas 8 with its new and improved Gamma Centauri hybrid engine, and is declared the overall winner of the competition. Learn More about Tortas 8
2017 / Blueshift I & II
MASA first launches Blueshift with an M-Class commercial engine, designed for the 10,000 ft COTS category at Spaceport America Cup. Since then Blueshift has flown many times as an avionics & recovery test platform.
2016 / The Great Emancipator
MASA successfully launches The Great Emancipator with the Alpha Centauri engine to 13,800 ft. It places second in the Advanced Category at IREC 2016 and is the only Hybrid successfully launched at the competition. Learn More about the Hybrid Project
2015 / Croissandwich & 10¢ Jim
Croissandwich is flown on a commercial O-Class motor and becomes MASA's first supersonic rocket, while 10¢ Jim is entered into IREC 2015 as a Basic Category rocket.
MASA flies Maverick I for the Michigan Aerospace Challenge as a demonstration for local schools. It carries a CANSAT from the Student Space Systems Fabrication Lab and flies an L-Class commercial solid rocket motor.
Maverick Press Release
2004 / Hybrid I
MASA builds and flies Hybrid I with a commercial J-class hybrid rocket motor - its first experience beyond solid rockets.
Learn more about Hybrid 1
2003 / Founding
MASA is founded as an amateur rocketry club at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.