As a result of a recent presentation given by Jon Rask (SpSt MS ’01) at the North Dakota Heritage Center at Bismarck, North Dakota, the Mandan News newspaper published an article about Jon’s North Dakota roots. Jon presented a talk that included information about the NDX-2 spacesuit, module development and testing, and his collaboration with […]
Jennifer Heldmann, a Research Scientist at the Planetary Systems Branch (SST) of NASA, recently participated in the White House event “Exploring Space in the President’s Place”. See more details and photos here.
Check out the Popular Science article that features several stories of the “coolest day jobs in the world”. The second article, “Going for Boeing”, is written about recent UND Aerospace Science Ph.D. grad Kavya Manyapu, and her testing of the new Boeing Starliner space suit and necessary waste management.
Yan Lavallée (M.S. SpSt 2003) was recently awarded the Wager Medal by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior. This is one of the most prestigious awards a mid-career scientist can receive in volcanology. The Wager Medal honors the memory of Professor Lawrence Rickard Wager of the University of Oxford, United […]
Space Studies had its first doctorate graduate from the joint Aerospace Sciences Ph.D. program, Kavya Manyapu, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled Spacesuit Integrated Carbon Nanotube Dust Mitigation System for Lunar Exploration. Manyapu is a Flight Crew Operations and Test Engineer at the Boeing Company working on the CST-100 Starliner Program. She also works as […]
SpSt M.S. Alum (’12) and current Aerospace Science Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Howell has a 4 chapter series published at NBC NEWS MACH titled, “The Making of an Astronaut”.
A recent online article at the Seeker website features an interview of PhD Candidate Kavya Manyapu and her lunar spacesuit dust mitigation research. The article can be accessed here. The author of this report is UND Space Studies M.S. alum and current Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Howell.
Check out the recent article at Space.com.
David C. Webb, first Chair and founder of the Department of Space Studies, passed away on October 1, 2016. David Webb was recruited by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin to serve as founding full professor and chairman of the Department of Space Studies for the College of Aerospace Sciences, at the University of North Dakota. […]
Recently named UND President, Mark Kennedy, toured the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace on Tuesday, and visited the Human Spaceflight Lab. Pablo de Leon and his crew have recently moved to a larger space in Clifford Hall, room 263 with ample room to continue with space suit research and design. Pictured R to L: […]