Archive for space

Texas A&M University aerospace engineering professor Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar was elected president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) International at the 30th annual ASE Congress in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 20.  She is the first woman to be elected ASE president. Dunbar, a TEES Distingu…


Mauricio Coen, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded an Aggies Commit to Graduate and Professional Student Education Experiences Fellowship. He will use the $1,500 award to help fund expenses for the A3DPT-Mars: Advantages of 3-D Pri…


Jim Chisholm, a doctoral student in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a fellowship with the Texas A&M University Mentored Research Program in Space Life Science. The fellowship provides for $22,000 in tuition and fees and includes a mandatory internsh…


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…


Aerospace engineering graduate students Mauricio Coen, Benjamin Morrell, Austin Probe and Julie Read won the Best Student Paper Award at the AIAA 14th International Space Operations Conference (SpaceOps) in Daejeon, South Korea. Dr. Greg Chamitoff, professor of practice in the Department of Aerospa…


Dr. Cable Kurwitz and undergraduate researchers Aldo Sosa, Juan Duran and Victor Ibarra, have completed a successful flight-test program aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft of the demonstration of a variable heat rejection (DoVR) system. The experiment served as a demonstration of several fluid…


Texas A&M University nuclear engineering doctoral student and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) research scientist Vishal Patel is designing the space ships of tomorrow, developing rockets powered by nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) that may one day take humans on their journey to Mars. “The…


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. …


Space Micro announced that they have finalized an exclusive licensing agreement with Texas A&M University. This agreement marks the start of a new joint initiative to embed A&M's novel algorithms and software into the Space Micro radiation hardened star tracker product line.  Space Micro's …


Katie Schneider was born on the same day that NASA’s shuttle STS-75 launched. Looking back on that, it only seems fitting that her passion for aerospace engineering coincided with a NASA launch. Schneider continued her fascination with space and had a strong desire to work in the NASA mission contro…


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…


Dr. Raktim Bhattacharya, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Laboratory for Uncertainty Quantification at Texas A&M University, has received a $670,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop new algorithms for space situat…


Dr. John Junkins, Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, delivered the plenary lecture at the 55th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, on Feb. 25, 2015. The lecture is named in honor of pioneering engineer/scientist …


The Zero Robotics Middle School Program has come to Texas for the first time with the help of Dr. Greg Chamitoff, professor of practice in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Johannes Strobel, director of educational outreach programs with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and…