• Liquid Rocketry Lab

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We are LRL!

We are an undergraduate liquid propulsion and launch vehicle systems research team at NC State University. We are a team of over 50 students, passionate about space exploration and rocket science.

We all believe in humankind’s future in space and would like to contribute to that eventuality. Comprised of a diverse team both in terms of technical background and cultural background, we are united by the goal of sending something into space. North Carolina was first in flight and we’d like to put North Carolina back on the map for spaceflight.

We are LRL!

We are an undergraduate liquid propulsion and launch vehicle systems research team at NC State University. We are a team of over 50 students, passionate about space exploration and rocket science.

We all believe in humankind’s future in space and would like to contribute to that eventuality. Comprised of a diverse team both in terms of technical background and cultural background, we are united by the goal of sending something into space. North Carolina was first in flight and we’d like to put North Carolina back on the map for spaceflight.

Safety

Safety is our absolute number one priority. Our procedures and designs are redundant, fail-safe, and peer-reviewed by industry experts.

Research

We attempt novel solutions to long-standing problems in amateur rocketry

Outreach

We regularly host educational events for student of all ages in our local community

Engineering

We train students in electrical, chemical, mechanical, aerospace and computer engineering.

Business

We operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and we do our own fundraising and relationship management

Advisors

We have expert advisors from NC State, NASA and other universities across the country with real-world rocket experience

Our current sponsors

What we do

Our main mission

We are competing in the HeroX Base11 space challenge. Liquid Rocketry Lab is North Carolina’s first liquid propulsion laboratory racing to build the world’s first amateur liquid powered rocket to reach the karman line: the edge of space, 100km up.

Alongside this goal, we wish to build a sustainable propulsion program at NC State.

We are looking for dedicated engineers to join our team!

LRL Team leaders

Renzo Benavides

Chief Executive Officer

Adithya Balaji

Chief Business Officer

Alexander Allen

Chief Enginner

Forrest Hurley

Chief Safety Officer

Carlos Cernajeronimo

Vice President of Structures

Hassan Polani

Vice President of Propulsion

Mark Funderburk

Vice President of Avionics

Jill Shivery

Vice President of Testing

Check out our latest projects

PORTFOLIO
We are building a small scale test engine to test our static fire stand.
We are building a test fire stand capable of characterizing the engines we build.
We are establishing our lab space here at NC State

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