A retrospective on the impactful U-M career of departing dean Alec D. Gallimore.
The storied history of a leading space propulsion lab
Alec Gallimore upcycled a lunar rover testing chamber into a world-class electric propulsion center.
Tracking ocean microplastics from space
Microplastic pollution can be spotted from space because its traveling companion alters the roughness of the ocean’s surface.
Plasma thrusters used on satellites could be much more powerful
It was believed that running more propellant through a Hall thruster would wreck its efficiency, but new experiments suggest they might power a crewed mission to Mars.
Cyber vulnerability in networks used by spacecraft, aircraft and energy generation systems
A new attack discovered by the University of Michigan and NASA exploits a trusted network technology to create unexpected and potentially catastrophic behavior
Gravity’s impact on bone cells—experiments heading to the International Space Station
Mechanical engineers at the University of Michigan are tackling mysteries of bone density loss in space and on Earth.