NASa 2016-17

The NASA group is brand new to MHS, having been part of the 2015-2016 TARC team. Placing in the top 25 teams of the TARC nationals competition, this qualified MHS to compete in the bigger and better NASA rocketry competition. Having to build a rocket more than 9 feet tall from scratch, this is a very big deal for a high school.

More information over the team and rocket can be found on the McKinney ISD webpage.

2016-2017 NASA team members.  From left to right: Eric Beights, Kathryn Lehocky, Jason Beights, Alex Lehocky, Kyle Myscich, Alex Macias, Mitchell Palmer.

December 20, 2016

5 days before Christmas, all of our wishes came true when we launched our half-scale rocket for the first time. Reaching 2098 feet, it was considered a successful launch. Shown to the right is a photo of the half-scale rocket.


March 1, 2017

Coming close to launch day, this photo was taken of the NASA SLI team with next to the full size LV.  Standing close to almost 10 feet tall, this LV towers above even the statue of a lion behind our team.


March 5, 2017

Starting early on Sunday morning, our team got to work, determined to launch the LV. After all, it was our last chance to qualify for the national competition. After working and waiting for just over 10 hours, the moment of truth arrived as we loaded the LV on the rail. Everyone held their breath in awe, as seeing a 10 foot tall rocket soaring into the air is no ordinary sight.