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U-M Aero alum runs for Michigan governor

Aerospace alum Senator Patrick Colbeck has announced his candidacy for Michigan governor. | Short Read
IMAGE:  Senator Patrick Colbeck visits UM Aerospace in 2015.

UM Aerospace alum Senator Patrick Colbeck (BSAE ’87, MSAE ’88) has announced his candidacy for Michigan governor.

Senator Colbeck is currently finishing his second term in elected office; in addition to his civil service involvement, Senator Colbeck has remained connected to the aerospace community, developing systems for the International Space Station and instructing students at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp.

In 2015, Senator Colbeck visited the UM Aero Department to discuss emerging government legislation regarding unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and its impact on aerospace courses.


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BepiColombo approaching Mercury. Credit: European Space Agency

U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries

In ESA's BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury's upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of. | Medium Read