WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Faculty members in Purdue University’s schools of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering are among a list of 28 researchers whose technologies have been selected to receive funding under NASA’s Tech Flights solicitation.
Steven Collicott , professor of aeronautics and astronautics, will receive four separate grants totaling $1.8 million for four different experiments. Issam Mudawar, the Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will receive one grant in the amount of $649,851.
OXFORDSHIRE, UK (OrbAstro PR) — OrbAstro has today revealed two new space competitions for students and start-ups to get spacecraft payloads to orbit, Orbital Student and Orbital Start-Up. The company has dedicated some capacity onboard their satellite launching in December 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 to the competition.
Students and start-ups will mature designs for their novel spacecraft payloads, assessed by an independent panel of space industry experts. A short-list of teams will have their payloads put through environmental testing, to ensure they can survive the violence of rocket launch and the space environment. The best teams left standing, two student teams and one start-up, will have their payloads integrated to the OrbAstro satellite and launched. Once in orbit, teams will have the opportunity to carry out satellite and payload operations.
COLUMBIA, MD (USRA PR) — NASA has been conducting a series of space fire experiments called Spacecraft Fire Safety (Saffire) Experiments that investigate how fires grow and spread in space, especially aboard future spacecraft bound for Moon and Mars. Recently, another set of experiments were conducted when Saffire IV lit longer and stronger flames inside Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Cargo spacecraft.
1. Monday, July 2, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): MARK HEMPSELL of Reaction Engines returns for discussion and updates.
2. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): ROBERT ZIMMERMAN returns for space news and events updates.
3. Friday, July 6, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT) : I will talk about my Florida trip, my tour of KSC and the ISU Space & Media panel.
4. Sunday, July 8, 2012, 12-1:30 PM (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome back LES JOHNSON, NASA physicist and Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center. He is also an author and we will be discussing his newest book, “Going Interstellar” which addresses new ways of doing interstellar propulsion.
AEB PR — The International Space University (ISU) has chosen the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) to host the most important and comprehensive training program in the world. The SSP13 (Space Studies Program) will bring the Sao Jose dos Campos (SP), about 120 students from several countries to lessons about engineering and satellite applications, policy, management and space legislation, among other topics.Will be nine weeks of multidisciplinary studies of 17 June to 17 August 2013.
SWF PR — Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Simpson will join the staff of the Foundation, taking on the position of Senior Program Officer.
Simpson comes to the Secure World Foundation after serving more than seven years as President of the International Space University (ISU), based in Strasbourg, France.
â€œI am delighted to be joining the Secure World Foundation team,â€ Simpson said. â€œThe human experience of space will be so much better in an environment of peaceful and sustainable access, and no one is more committed to making this possible than the Foundation.â€
A profile of my good friend, Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom. Emeline has been at the heart of a number of groundbreaking organizations, including the International Space University, Space Adventures and Singularity University. She is the quiet center who helps keep these organizations from spinning off into random orbits. It’s great to see her get the public credit she deserves.
ISU PR — An historic partnership agreement has been signed by the European Section of the Association of Space Explorers representing Europeâ€™s astronauts and the International Space University. The agreement was signed on February, 14th 2011, at the United Nations center in Vienna, Austria, by the president of ASE Europe, Cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, and ISU president, Dr. Michael Simpson.
ISU PR — The International Space University (ISU) is proud to announce that Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) located in Melbourne, Florida and NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) located just 45 miles north of the University has been selected to host the 25th Annual Space Studies Program from June 4 to August 3, 2012.
“Few places on Earth symbolize both the history of space flight and the exciting transition to new missions and methods for its future as well as Central Florida. We are thrilled to partner with the Florida Institute of Technology and Kennedy Space Center to help a new generation of space pioneers prepare for the voyage ahead” says Michael Simpson, ISU President.
The Wall Street Journal’s Beth Gardiner takes a look at the International Space University’s Executive MBA program:
The classrooms are filled with physicists and engineers, lectures come from former astronauts and field trips include a visit to NASA headquarters in Washington.
The International Space University’s new executive M.B.A. is unusual in the world of business education, but organizers hope it will give a big boost to scientists forced to grapple with matters of money and management as the space sector grows increasingly commercialized.
The first class of 12 students, mostly technical experts in their 40s who have been promoted into management roles, collected their degrees on Nov. 19 at the private space university, based in Strasbourg, France. As their careers have advanced, many have had to acquire business skills on the fly to deal with realms not covered by their extensive scientific training, areas like contracting, accounting, corporate mergers and private equity investment.
After nine weeks of intense lessons, robotic and rocket competitions and rubbing elbows with NASA scientists, industry experts and entrepreneurs, students at International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP) 2009 and Singularity University (SU) shared their final evening together and participated in their university’s closing ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
I took a VIP tour of Ames as part of the International Space University’s alumni weekend. Visited the motion simulator and the wind tunnel, the latter of which is the largest in the world.Â The full photo essay after the break.
On Monday evening, I had the pleasure of joining the ISU Physical Sciences Department on a field trip to Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton overlooking San Jose, Calif. (Thank you, Department Chairdude Eric Dahlstrom!)
The company was great, the weather perfect, and the view tremendous. So, without any further delay, let’s start this first photo essay, which covers the outdoor highlights.
Miles O’Brien, veteran news reporter (formerly of CNN) Leonard David, reporter Space.com Michael Potter, documentary filmmaker Jeff Roth, founder and president of Jeff Roth Productions Harry Kloor, film producer