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Hey everyone,

Welcome to the November edition of our monthly newsletter! In this edition we'll give you a recap of what's happened in the previous month, as well as a look ahead to upcoming events. Clear skies!

- Fabio Andrean, AIAA Secretary

Upcoming November Events

Houston Food Bank Volunteering Event - This month we've committed to giving back to the community! Come join us in volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. November 8th, 1 - 4 pm, 535 Portwall St, Houston, TX 77029.

AIAA Bake Sale - To continue raising funds for the organization, we will be holding a bake sale in Student Center South. We will be selling pumpkin cookies, pigs in a blanket, cider, hot cocoa, and other deliciousness. November 12th, 10 am - 4 pm, Student Center South.

3rd General Meeting - The third and final general meeting of the semester will be the grand finale! We will be hosting Rex Walheim, a UH alumnus and NASA astronaut. This will be one out of this world event you won't want to miss! Food will be provided. November 13th, 7 - 9 pm, in room 116 of the Science and Research Building (SR116).

Team Updates

UAV Team - is doing research on plane designs, building techniques, and avionics systems. During their latest meeting on November 5th, they decided on which plane design they will be pursuing for this season. Some preliminary CAD designs can be found in the picture to the left. The team has many technically inclined members, but few have experience building planes. Accordingly, the team is going full force on researching all the ins and outs of building a plane-type drone so they can be prepared for construction during the spring semester.

Hobby Rocket Team - Team manager Jose has finished his carbon fiber rocket after some final tweaks and fixes that still needed to be done. Jordan Palmer has continued his progress on the thrust vectoring device he is working on (picture to the right) and a second revision of it will be 3D printed in the near future. For anyone interested in joining Hobby Rocket Team, Meetings are on Fridays at 6pm in Science and Research 532 and anyone is free to join! The team also has a discord.

Space City Rocketry - The team has been accepted into IREC for the 2020 Spaceport America Cup competition and has been assigned team number 53. The various subteams have been working on design improvements and 3D printing of prototypes. On Friday, November 8, a number of these prototypes will undergo material testing and structural analysis to determine their viability. The team is also discussing different payload ideas and will decide on one at the end of the month. Finally, the team's PDR will be on November 15 and preparations for that event are ongoing.

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To pay with cash, stop by one of our officer's carrel hours in UC North or pay at one of our meetings!

Recap of Events
Alumni Bowling Social - October 2019 - Alumni and AIAA members with some extra time to "spare" met up to show off their bowling skills. Those in attendance had fun playing the game while taking a chance to "strike" up a conversation to network!
MOD Pizza Fundraiser - October 2019 -To take a break from studying for midterms, AIAA met up at MOD pizza on Taylor St. for a fundraiser. Delicious food and money donated to AIAA?! Great combo.
That's all folks! See you next month! - AIAA-UH Officers
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Created with an image by WikiImages - "rocket launch smoke rocket take off side" Big thank you to Jose, our Historian, as well as Alex Blick, for all the excellent photos.