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UND Space Studies students finish seventh mission in Inflatable Lunar/Mars Habitat

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Science, but no Fiction By, Patrick C. Miller Just west of Interstate 29 and the University of North Dakota campus, there’s a series of five white inflatable modules connected by tunnels. Antennas stretching skyward and the futuristic rover vehicle parked nearby give the area the appearance of a science fiction movie set. What happens at […]

Watch Capstone and S3 Presentations Live

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Please join us by watching the live webcast of the Capstone and Space Studies Symposium (S3)  student presentations on Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9, per the schedule below.  You’ll find the link for access at http://s3.space.edu/ Wednesday, May 8th CAPSTONE SESSION 1 8:00-8:35 am     Presentation – Team 1 – E-ExTRA “Europa Expeditionary Team for Research […]

Fabric from UND-developed Spacesuit to Spend a Year in Space

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Pieces of fabric from the University of North Dakota-developed NDX-1 spacesuit was launched into space aboard a Northrup Grumman “NG CRS-11 Cygnus” Resupply Mission, on Wednesday, on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch took place at the Wallops Flight Facility in Greenbelt, Md. Wallops is operated by the NASA Goddard Space […]

Research Experiment Launched into Space!

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A small sample of the UND-developed NDX-1 spacesuit fabric was launched on board the NG CRS-11 Cygnus Resupply Mission on its way to the International Space Station.  The launch took place at the Wallops Flight Facility in Greenbelt, Maryland. Wallops is operated by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA has selected five technologies for […]

ILMAH Mission VII to begin April 25th

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Space Studies will launch Mission VII of the Inflatable Lunar/Mars Analog Habitat beginning Thursday, April 25th and running until May 7th. The three-member crew consists of Space Studies grad students Jared Peick and Peter Henson (Mission Specialists), and Stefan Tomovic (Mission Commander). This mission we will focus largely on Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), geology, microbiology, […]

Thesis Defense by Kayla Daniels on April 25th

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Space Studies Master’s student, Kayla Daniels, will defend her thesis as follows.  Please show your support by attending. When: Tuesday, April 25th at 2:00 p.m. (Central DST) Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: “Thermal Performance Analysis of the Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment (LCVG) with Respect to Tubing Geometry” About the topic: This thesis compares heat transfer rates between the EMU […]

Thesis Defense by K. McIntyre on April 23rd

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Space Studies Master’s student, Katie McIntyre, will defend her thesis as follows.  Please show your support by attending. When: Tuesday, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. (Central DST) Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: “Applying Machine Learning to Asteroid Classification Utilizing Spectroscopically Derived Spectrophotometry” About the topic: This thesis aims to further the understanding of the relationship between asteroid classification and […]

Kent Lovelace – Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Award

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Kent Lovelace – Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Award Congratulations to Kent Lovelace on receiving the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Award! Kent started as a flight instructor in 1977 with the University of North Dakota. He was named Chair of the Aviation Department in 1994 until 2014 when he assumed his new role as Director of Airline […]

Flood Watch 2019 (4/6/19)

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UND helping the Grand Forks City while coordinating through Northern Plains UAS Test Site to monitor flood activity daily. Great opportunity to give back to community and also benefit students through real-world experiences! Pictures taken by Jordan Krueger , UND senior, UAS instructor and Paul Snyder, Assistant Professor, Director of UAS.