About Us

Mission: To launch high powered rockets and foster the growth of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds in pursuit of reaching space.

Our Team: The Buckeye Space Launch Initiative (BSLI) is an interdisciplinary organization of ambitious students with a shared vision of student-led spaceflight.

Get Involved: No Experience? No problem. Anyone interested in joining BSLI can do so, all we ask is that you are willing to learn and work alongside your peers in an effort to achieve something great. Check out the projects pages for more info.

For new members, in addition to getting on the email list, we recommend checking out the many different systems included in each rocket. This will help narrow your interests!

Workshop 1 – Aerodynamics and Propulsion

Workshop 2 – Structures

Workshop 3 – Recovery

Workshop 4 – Avionics

Sponsors: The work that we are doing here would not be possible without donations from generous sponsors. Sponsors that wish to be involved in this project can donate funds, materials, or time to teach and work with the team. Check out the sponsors tab for more info.

 Executive Board

Jonathan Winkler (Winkler.129@osu.edu)

Vice President:
Joe Yanoska (Yanoska.1@osu.edu)

Jack Plank (Plank.60@osu.edu)

Madhav Shah

Nathan Radomski (Radomski.9@osu.edu)

Outreach Chair:
Ada Kanapskyte

Recruitment Chair:
Ayobami Balogun
Research Chair:
Matvey Yang

 Project Managers

10k Project Manager:
Harrison Kearby
30k Program Manager:
James Dai
High Altitude Project Manager:
Alan Spiers