John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Space Studies attends Tripoli Rocketry Association’s 31st experimental rocket launch event.

Categories: Space Studies

Dr. Marcos Fernández-Tous and GRA Bailey Carlson attended the Tripoli Rocketry Association’s BALLS 31st experimental rocket launch event in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, September 21-24, 2023. Dr. Fernández-Tous built and launched an Aerotech prototype at the event. The experience was incredible, and the surrounding scenario was astounding. Space Studies is already planning next year’s participation […]

Dr. Sherry Fieber-Beyer interviewed about the DART mission.

Categories: Space Studies

Dr. Sherry Fieber-Beyer was recently interviewed for The Independent regarding the DART mission and its implications for the future of mitigating impacts. Two separate articles were born from the interview: What size asteroid would cause an extinction event – and how Nasa has a plan to protect us: How Nasa’s Dart mission could save […]

Prof. Michael Dodge interviewed for Orbital Debris Mitigation Rules article

Categories: Space Studies

Prof. Michael Dodge, J.D., LL.M. was interviewed for his thoughts on the FCC’s recent efforts to expand and tighten orbital debris regulations, including whether or not there are more regulations to come, and if other nations around the world will be following the FCC’s lead.  The article, “Sped-Up Deorbiting Order Seen as Getting 4-0 Approval; […]

Office Manager Job Opening: ND Space Grant and ND NASA EPSCoR

Categories: Home Page News, ND NASA EPSCoR, ND NASA Space Grant Consortium, Space Studies

The NASA Offices at UND are hiring! The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) and ND NASA EPSCoR Offices at UND are hiring a part-time office manager to assist with administrative tasks (e.g. mailing, invoicing, processing stipends/reimbursements, etc.). Details: Part-time, 19 hours/week Skills: Organization, Communication, Technology Pay: $18/hr Applications due: Oct. 5th Link to Flyer […]

Testing Spacesuit Fabrics for Mars

Categories: Space Studies

The Department of Space Studies at UND is working with the University of Florida on an experiment that can bring insights into how the conditions on Mars will affect spacesuit fabrics. Dr. Andrew Schuerger from the University of Florida developed a Mars environmental chamber that simulates the pressure, temperature, atmospheric composition, and radiation on the […]

ND Space Grant Bridge Fellowship – Connecting Students to STEM Research

Categories: Home Page News, ND NASA Space Grant Consortium, Space Studies

That’s the Big Dipper. That’s the Little Dipper. And not so long ago, that’s about as deep as Lake Region State College graduate Liz Deckert wanted to dip into space science. But that was before the kinesiology major and future chiropractor transferred this fall to the University of North Dakota, where she landed a NASA-funded Bridge Fellowship through […]