Monday, August 25, 2008


This past Wednesday our Solar Car team had the opportunity to visit ATK in Iuka, Mississippi. ATK specializes in making composite materials that are used for a variety of things. One of their recent productions was the delivery of the Delta Launch vehicle. ATK is also a leading provider of small and micro-satellites. This innovative company is leading the way in exploring a new frontier in space with lightweight materials, such as composite. We had the privilege to meet with them and discuss ways to improve and redesign our solar car. They were extremely helpful and we hope to continue working with them! We can not tell them thank-you enough for all of their help!

Community Welcome Home Celebration

We had a great outcome at our community welcome celebration. It was wonderful to see our town come out and show their support after our victory. We presented a powerpoint of this summer's race and each of the members shared a memory or two. We once again would like to thank our wonderful community for all of their support for our team.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

We safely arrived from Texas with no time for rest, it was back to the shop for the team. Our summer schedules have been full of media events, including an interview with MTV's Street Team '08 (link posted below), civic club meetings, and discussing the future of our team. We are currently in the redesigning stage of the Sundancer II. After eight consecutive victories, we are retiring Sundancer I. We intend to race in the advanced division at the upcoming race next July. We are excited about the upcoming celebration event being organized by our wonderful community supporters and steering committee members. It is scheduled for Sunday, August 10, from 3:00 to 4:30 in the Houston High School auditorium. We are preparing a presentation including photos from this summer's race. We appreciate your support and hope that you come out to see us.
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