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In order to remain safe, robots are commonly used to reach what human hands cannot. Often a robot is used to uncover victims from rubble or bring them safely to shore. These helpful hands can even reach a world far beyond our own – outer space. Dr. Dezhen Song, a professor in the Department of Compu…


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented a plenary talk to the Annual Plenary Conference for NASA Human Research Program Investigators Workshop (HRPI) in Galveston, Texas. A day earlier, Murphy gave a video-stre…


A team of researchers led by Dr. Darren Hartl, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected for the second consecutive year by NASA’s Johnson Space Center (NASA JSC) to continue development of an advanced passively morphing radiator co…


Dr. Robert Skelton, a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor, helped design control systems for SKYLAB, NASA’s first space station. Now, he hopes to design the next one. Skelton’s office in the Bright Building on the Texas A&M University campus is l…


Dr. John Valasek, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), chaired the third intelligent systems workshop for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  The three-day workshop is organiz…


The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program held its final competition on board the International Space Station (ISS) with Texas teams meeting at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 12. Zero Robotics (ZR) is a computer programming competition for middle school students where they develop …


While families across the United States are celebrating the Fourth of July, NASA will be playing its own version of catch in the cosmic backyard, and an Aggie is playing a critical role in the mission. If all goes as planned, NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which is about the size of a basketball court and…


Maura Cadigan, an Engineering Honors senior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Astronaut Scholarship, which is awarded by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created by the Mercury …


Students completing a Capstone course in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) at Texas A&M University are getting valuable hands-on experience solving real problems in the space industry thanks to a new collaboration between ESET, NASA, Texas Instruments and Texas Space Technologies,…


The AggieSat4 (AGS4) satellite carrying Bevo-2 was unpacked and assembled aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday (Jan. 27), and will be released into outer space on Friday (Jan. 29). AggieSat4 launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for the ISS on last month. …


The sky is the limit for Ivan Delgado. The senior Carver High School student has been dreaming of becoming an astronaut since he was 11 years old. At 18, his dream is one step closer to becoming reality. Delgado is an intern at NASA’s Johnson Space Center — the only high school student on the payr…


Safely packed in a custom foam box on board the Cygnus spacecraft for the OA-4 International Space Station cargo resupply mission, the AggieSat4 (AGS4), a satellite constructed by students from Texas A&M University’s AggieSat Laboratory,lifted off on December 6 to the International Space Station…


The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program will hold its final competition on board the International Space Station (ISS) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Friday (Aug. 14). The Zero Robotics (ZR) program is a programming competition where SPHERES satellites (robots) inside the ISS are c…


Alejandro Azocar, an undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2015 Ammon Andes National Award from Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT), the national aerospace engineering honor society. In addition, Azocar was awarded the National Science Foundatio…


The 2015 Texas A&M Computer Science and Engineering Spring Banquet and Awards Ceremony was a very memorable one for the department. It was held on campus at the Bethancourt Ballroom in the Memorial Student Center and hosted CSE faculty, staff, current students and distinguished former students. …