Designing a Rocket to Break the Amateur Altitude Record

Combustian Chamber Assembly in SolidWorks

Kevin Healy just completed his sophomore year at Baylor University and is designing a rocket to break the amateur altitude record.

Fuel Injector

Kevin is using SolidWorks to create his design with guidance and support from engineers at SpaceX in McGregor, Texas where SpaceX tests their engines.

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Kevin heads up the Horizon Rocket project.  The goal of the project is to build a rocket that he hopes will create a new amateur altitude record of 72 miles.  Kevin’s advisor is chemist, Dr. Vanessa Castleberry.

Thank you Kevin for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS community.  Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard