Professor joins spaceflight research group
Central Florida Future
An associate professor of planetary science at UCF was recently appointed to a prestigious research and development group that specializes in space vehicles.
Josh Colwell joined the Commercial Spaceflight Federationâ€™s Suborbital Applications Researchers Group in August. He will serve on a panel with other professionals from universities such as John Hopkins University, Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology specializing in microgravity physics.
Each professor brings his own expertise and experience to the panel. Where Colwell specializes in microgravity physics, other professors specialize in areas like atmospheric sciences, space life sciences and aerospace engineering.
â€œTo have the opportunity to be the first person to see and understand new things, like celestial bodies such as moons and planets, is incredible,â€ Colwell said. â€œItâ€™s the thrill of discovery.â€
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