The Harvard-Westlake Rocketry Club was created in Fall 2007 by Ian Cinnamon '10. Within a month, the club had over fifteen active members. In March 2008, Rocketry Club officially qualified for the TARC finals in Washington DC. In May 2008, Rocketry Club came in 13th place out of the 700+ teams.

In the Fall of 2009, the Rocketry Club was accepted into NASA's SLI program. H-W Rocketry Club will become a government contractor and work for NASA to build a rocket capable of carrying a scientific payload to 1 mile AGL.

In April 2009, H-W will travel to Huntsville, Alabama to fly the rocket at the NASA flight testing range.