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Pablo de León Quoted in New Article

Categories: Space Studies

Dr. Pablo de León was recently interviewed for a article titled NASA’s new $23 million space commode system is more than just a toilet. Read the entire article at

Michael Dodge Published in North Dakota Law Review

Categories: Space Studies

Dr. Michael Dodge has had published a Law Review article with the North Dakota Law Review, entitled “Regulating Orbital Debris: the Federal Communications Commission Tackles Space Junk”, found at

Pablo de León and Sherry Fieber-Beyer visit ND Space Force.

Categories: Space Studies

Pablo de León and Sherry Fieber-Beyer along with eight other UND faculty visited the Cavalier Air Force Station last month to discuss potential research, workforce development opportunities, and Space Force, the newest branch of the armed forces, established in December 2019. The article is published in UND TODAY.

Curt Holmer to Present Research at 72nd IAC in Dubai

Categories: Space Studies

Space Studies M.S. student Curt Holmer has been notified that his thesis research has been accepted for an oral presentation at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25-29, 2021.  His research, “Bio-Regenerative Life Support Systems Functional Stability and Limitations, a Theoretical Approach” will be included in the Advanced Systems, Technologies, […]

Mission IX of the ILMAH Begins May 4th

Categories: Space Studies

Mission IX of the Inflatable Lunar/Mars Analog Habitat (ILMAH) will begin on Tuesday, May 4th with a four person crew. They will be completing a 2-week mission focusing on EEG based cognition performance and other neuroscience studies. They will also be spending a fair amount time in the space suits, caring for plants and operating drone […]

Thesis Defense by Brittany Zimmerman on April 30th

Categories: Space Studies

You are invited to attend the thesis defense for Space Studies M.S. candidate Brittany Zimmerman scheduled for Friday, April 30th at noon Central DST.  See Zoom details below.   Research Title: “Closing the Loop in Life Support Systems for Spaceflight and Habitation: Reutilization of Human Excrement through Recovery of Potable Water and Reclamation of Waste […]

Final SpSt Colloquium Presentation by Ted Southern on May 3rd

Categories: Space Studies

The Space Studies Spring 2021 Colloquium Series has featured several leading experts in various space-related fields.  Please join us for our final presentation in this series as outlined below.  This presentation will feature Ted Southern, President of Final Frontier Design. Presentation Title:  “Advanced Topics for Extravehicular Activities” Date:  Monday, May 3, 2021 Time:  5:00-7:00 p.m. (Central […]

Thesis Defense by Steven Russell on April 29th

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You are invited to attend the thesis defense for Space Studies M.S. candidate Steven Russell, scheduled for Thursday, April 29th at 10:00 am Central DST.  See live stream link below. Research Title: “An Evaluation of CI Asteroid Regolith as a Plant Growth Medium for Space Crop Production” Research Description: Asteroids have had researchers interested in […]