The Tarleton Aeronautical Team was founded in the fall of 2011 for the purpose of competing in the NASA CANSAT International Competition. Since then the team has participated in a NASA based Competition every year. NASA SL Projects is a university based competition where students spend roughly 8 months designing and building a high power rocket that will carry a scientific or engineering payload to a specified altitude. Along with engineering a rocket, the students also have to design a website, create a budget, write design reviews and do educational engagement