John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

News and information from the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Virtual PD Workshop: Atmospheres of North Dakota

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

NASA-in-the-Classroom Professional Development Workshop Registration Closed Please join us for a VIRTUAL hands-on professional development workshop open to all ND educators! Stay at home and participate in this 100% virtual NASA-in-the-Classroom professional development workshop. Open to all North Dakota K-12 educators and education majors, participants will receive a free PurpleAir atmospheric sensor for the workshop […]

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

Categories: Space Studies

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 […]

Congratulations Dr. Pablo de León!

Categories: Space Studies

Congratulations to Dr. Pablo de León who recently chaired the 11th Argentine Congress on Space Technology held April 7-9, 2021.   This annual event aims to bring together Argentine professionals, and professionals from other parts of the world who work in the space sector, to exchange experiences of the different projects that are carried out, such as deepening […]

Dr. Mike Gaffey Interviewed for Newsweek

Categories: Space Studies

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter made history recently, becoming the first vehicle to demonstrate controlled, powered flight on another planet.  Dr. Mike Gaffey of the Space Studies faculty was interviewed on how this successful flight opens up a whole new range of possibilities for exploring Mars.  See more of this article here.