Archive for space

For The Battalion Online (1/22/2014), City Editor Jennifer Reiley interviewed NASA Astronaut Steven Swanson about his career and his third trip into space, scheduled for March 25. Dr. Steven Swanson received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Te…


A student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University is one of two students selected to receive a prestigious Astronaut Scholarship. Amanda Couch, a senior in the department, along with Dillon Amaya, a senior meteorology student, will be presented the $10,0…


Low Earth Orbit is overcluttered with rogue objects and collision shrapnel that are a constant threat to spacecraft. Experts say that a traditional satellite mission to go capture each object is not efficient enough to make an appreciable difference due to the high cost of orbit transfers. Many alt…