Help the USC Rocket Lab Take Flight

Help the USC Rocket Lab Take Flight

From James Morse

USC Rocket Lab urgently needs $3,000 to buy the final materials to make it into history with an upcoming space shot attempt.

Support this campaign

Subscribe to follow campaign updates!

More Info

The USC Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL) is focused on pushing the state-of-the-art in rocket propulsion technology. Armed with determination and the goal of putting a scratchbuilt rocket into space, the students associated with this group spend their free time designing, building, and testing experimental rocketry and propulsion hardware.

Founded in 2005, RPL is advised by Dr. Daniel Erwin and operates under the USC Viterbi School's Department of Astronautical Engineering. The group is trusted with a great deal of self-management and autonomy, and is internally managed by Viterbi undergraduates. Passionate students from the astronautics, aerospace, mechanical, computer science, electrical, and industrial systems departments all contribute to the project and work to surmount its unique set of obstacles. USCRPL is the world's premier undergraduate research group in propulsion technologies.

With support from USC Viterbi School of Engineering and very generous corporate sponsors, our team has managed to do impressive things so far. However, we still need additional financial support to complete our upcoming spaceshot attempt. Your support will not only help to keep our program and mission from being scrubbed, but it will also help us to continue on making our dream of being the first student team to launch a rocket into space come alive! Join us! Be a part of history! EVERY gift matters and EVERY gift counts, so please make a gift today!


Some perks may include: a lab tour; flown RPL stickers or cards; the opportunity to fly a small item of one's choosing on a future flight; an RPL t-shirt; and a picture of a launch or schematic signed by the lab members.

For more information please visit

Follow us on Twitter:

Like us on Facebook:

Watch us on YouTube:

James Morse is the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at USC Viterbi School of Engineering and works with student groups at USC Viterbi to raise funds for select student projects. For more information on how to support USC Viterbi please visit:

Campaign Wall

Join the Conversation

Sign in with your Facebook account or