Sameer A. Khan

Taking a break from their studies for final exams, members of the Princeton Rocketry Club are joined by other students for a launch on Alexander Beach. Club president David Prilutsky ’18 said the group formed after taking a freshman seminar last year titled “From the Earth to the Moon.” “It was the easiest place for a bunch of rocket nerds to come together,” he said. Club members have created their own rockets using 3D printers; some carry small scientific payloads that record altitude, air pressure, and CO2. Next year the club plans to enter the NASA Student Launch competition, which calls for a larger reusable rocket.