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News Story What will it take to get humans to Mars?
The engineering challenges for getting humans to Mars are as great as the goal itself. U-M Professor Ben Longmier discusses the obstacles and moral ...
News Story Satellites in a box
The Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX) mission has proven that scientific information can be gathered from a CubeSat, which is a small satellite encased within a box ...
News Byte The PATRIOT mission
Ben Longmier talks about the Plasma Ambipolar Thruster for Responsive In-Orbit Transfers (PATRIOT) mission, which is a part of NASA's 2014 CubeSAT Launch ...
News Story MAVEN probes the Martian atmosphere
NASA'S MAVEN spacecraft is taking a 10-month journey to Mars to unravel several mysteries: What forces stripped away so much of the Red Planet's upper ...
News Story Mars liquid water: Curiosity confirms favorable conditions
The Curiosity rover, which is exploring Gale Crater on Mars, confirms that the conditions for liquid water on the Red Planet are favorable. And in a detail ...
News Byte Michigan flag flown on Orion EFT-1 dedication & unveiling ceremony
On December 5th, 2014, NASA and Lockheed Martin flew the first test flight of the next generation human deep space exploration spacecraft.
News Story D source code Rosetta revisited
Rosetta has reached the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and is set to land a probe on the comet for the first ever up-close inspection. U-M Professor Mike ...
News Byte Pascal source code Jeff Katalenich receives prestigious fellowship
A NERS PhD student has been awarded the Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
News Story The growing problem of "space junk"
Jamie Cutler describes the challenges with controlling and anticipating collisions with space debris, and how that challenge is being tackled in space ...
News Story Transit of Venus reveals solar wind interactions
Susan Lepri discusses the significance of the transit of Venus across the sun and how the Solar and Heliospheric Research Group will use the event to learn ...
News Byte text/texmacs Achieving science with CubeSats: Thinking inside the box
Thomas Zurbuchen holds a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Bern, Switzerland and was a recipient of a Swiss National Science Foundation award before ...
News Byte Sailing the seas of Titan, Saturn's Earth-like moon
The ongoing NASA/ESA Cassini mission - still making exciting discoveries 10 years after its arrival in the rich Saturnian system - has found that three seas of ...
News Story Lecture offers a planetary scientist's tour through the solar system
The son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors, Tamas Gombosi took an unlikely path to his post as an eminent space scientist at U-M.
News Story Alum and Orion engineer talks spaceflight
Corey Brooker, systems engineer on the Orion project, will speak at the dedication of the Michigan flag he sent to space.
News Story Space weather forecasting
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will make the U-M Space Weather Modeling Framework the first fully physics-based space weather model to be ...
News Byte Troff document Space weather: Are we having fun yet?
Professor Tamas Gombosi reviews the evolution of space weather research from the 1990s through the present and briefly discusses the state-of-the-art in space ...
News Byte My journey in the solar system
This talk will follow Professor Gombosi’s scientific journey from the study of galactic cosmic rays through the investigation of the plasma environments to the ...
News Story From Michigan to Mercury
The MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to ...
News Story Michigan space weather model selected for national use
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will make the U-M Space Weather Modeling Framework the first fully physics-based space weather model to be ...
News Story Aero Centennial: Future of space
New ways to get to and around space, humans on Mars and a new level of accessibility for the Final Frontier.
News Byte Kickstarting CubeSats into deep space
Two Michigan Engineering professors are forging new ground, turning to the Kickstarter online community to help fund an interplanetary satellite mission. The ...
News Story text/texmacs Traveling to new planets
In this video, U-M Professor Aaron Ridley discusses current and future technology options for getting to an extrasolar planet, and what is needed to make that ...
News Story C header Predicting a hurricane's strength
U-M Professor Chris Ruf, in coordination with NASA, is working on a global satellite project that would help predict the intensity of a hurricane while it is ...
News Story Mars Science Lab: 7 minutes of terror
NASA coined the term "7 minutes of terror" to describe the unprecedented landing plan designed for the mission which will set the Curiosity rover on a ...
News Story application/x-troff-ms Forecasting solar storms
U-M Prof. Tamas Gombosi discusses the impact of solar flares on satellite functions and US infrastructure, and the work of U-M researchers in forecasting solar ...
News Story Which way to Mars?
Is a trip to Mars closer today, or as far away as ever?
News Story D source code Michigan design selected for NASA's NextSTEP toward a crewed Mars mission
The spacecraft engine that will help take humans to Mars may be based on a University of Michigan prototype.
News Story Troff document Asteroid mining: Is it worth it?
Asteroid mining: Science fiction or way of the future? It is a trending topic amongst engineers and entrepreneurs, and efforts are already underway. But, will ...
News Story Listening to solar storms
This sonification of the recent solar storm activity turns data from the SOHO spacecraft and NASA’s Messenger into sound.
News Byte Space exploration and its spinoffs
Bill Clayton, Michigan Engineering editor, asks and answers a question that's popular and timely, given that we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of the ...