THRUST is a high powered rocketry student group at UIUC with the goal of sending a fully student made liquid rocket engine to space.

About Us

See who we are.

THRUST currently has several projects going at once, from full engines to individual control systems, all of which will help with our end goal of reaching space. Our biggest projects at the moment are two small scale liquid engines and one solid rocket meant to reach space.

Our Projects

Learn about Level One, Spaceshot, Ignis, our Research & Development program, and more.

THRUST offers technical experiences you’ll find nowhere else at the University of Illinois, a network of alumni in major industries in aerospace, and professional development for club members.


Become a student member: contribute to our projects, learn new skills, and make connections.

We’d love to hear from you!

Have any questions? Email us or message us on our website. Find the newest updates on our Instagram feed, or feel free to send a message to our account, @thrust_uiuc.

THRUST could use your support

Your support goes towards students learning, innovating, and creating rockets! We’re also a registered 5013c nonprofit organization, which means your donations are tax deductible. Donate directly, add us on Amazon Smile, or buy our merch!