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AE researcher Jared Hobeck harnesses energy from piezoelectric grass

Jared Hobeck is harnessing the movement of synthetic grass blades in wind to generate energy to power small electronics and in-situ sensors.|Medium Read
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Six things you didn’t know about MESSENGER’s Mercury crash

The MESSENGER spacecraft is expected to crash into Mercury on April 30. We asked Jim Raines, assistant research scientist and MESSENGER team member, to help quantify the crash. |Short Read
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Mercury MESSENGER nears epic mission end

A spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to crash into the planet closest to the sun -- just as NASA intended. |Short Read
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A moon of Jupiter holds an underground ocean

A team involving a Michigan Engineering researcher has detected a salty underground ocean on a moon of Jupiter.|Short Read
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Which way to Mars?

Have recent developments brought us closer— or is a trip to Mars, once considered inevitable, as far away as ever?|Long Read

Alum and Orion engineer talks spaceflight

Michigan Aero alum and Orion systems engineer, Corey Brooker, talks about the Orion spacecraft and spaceflight.|Medium Read
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NASA rocket launches two U-M projects

A NASA Delta 2 rocket scheduled to launch on January 29 will carry two satellites with University of Michigan connections.|Short Read
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100 Years of Michigan Aerospace

The first collegiate aeronautics program celebrates an anniversary.|Short Read
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Iverson Bell’s small satellite wins big

Iverson developed an experimental facility to simulate key characteristics of the space environment.|Short Read
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Aero Throwback: Conquering heroes

Michigan Engineers have orbited the earth and been to the moon. Some were parade-worthy heroes.|Medium Read
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Voyager spacecraft might not have reached interstellar space

In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced they had passed into interstellar space. But, nearly 2 years later, uncertainty about whether the Voyager 1 really crossed the threshold continues. |Medium Read
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Student Spotlight: Luis Gomez – An expert in computational electromagnetics and teaching

The goal of Gomez's research is to alleviate the communications blackout that sometimes occurs when vehicles are traveling through the earth’s atmosphere.|Short Read