CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Space Society (ISS) recently launched a test rocket designed and engineered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) students at the Midwest Power event in Princeton, Illinois.

This success is a culmination of several years of work.

Officials said the test flight surpassed the student team’s target altitude and reached 9,327 feet, with crystal blue skies as a backdrop.

The entire flight was captured in video by a camera attached onto the Endurance rocket. 

According to U.S. News and World Reports, UIUC is currently ranked #5 among U.S. colleges in aerospace engineering.

Photo courtesy: The Grainger College of Engineering Aerospace Engineering’s website