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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
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New hypersonic lab on the way

“Scramjet” technology, the focus of the research to be conducted in the lab, could underpin reusable space rockets, drones that could launch from the US and reach any location on the planet in under three hours, and perhaps even a 3-hour flight from New York to Tokyo.|Medium Read
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Asteroid mining: Is it worth it?

The task of selecting promising asteroids and traveling to them is the first step in a complicated and vastly expensive operation.|Short Read
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Hasso Niemann (1933-2013): From Michigan to probing deep space

"He touched so many people scientifically and personally."|Medium Read
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Eric Gustafson: Exploring distant worlds

Just two years after earning his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at U-M, Eric Gustafson helped steer the Mars rover Curiosity to its landing site in the Gale Crater.|Short Read
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Kiko Dontchev: Changing the game

Michigan Engineering alum Kiko Dontchev never planned to work on spacecrafts for a living, yet he now works as a power systems engineer at SpaceX, designing and testing lithium ion batteries.|Short Read