Wendy Nessl, BS Geography 2017, plays key role in SpaceX launch

SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket –  the world's most powerful present-day launcher – successfully sent a Tesla sports car into orbit on Tuesday, February 6.

Wind conditions were critical and 2017 SGSUP alum Wendy Nessl was on site as part of the meteorology team that helped determine whether launch could go! 

Interested in learning more about what it takes to launch a rocket? You can read a full breakdown of the launch event, including the important weather and wind updates here.