John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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UND Aerobatic Team finds itself back on top, reestablishing winning tradition

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Terrific Ten – champions once more By, Connor Murphy Ten years ago, Andrew Hollingsworth was in Odegard Hall, on a field trip from his hometown of Fargo. He remembers seeing banners in the rotunda – markers of championships for the UND Aerobatic Team. He also remembers getting hooked on the idea of flying upside-down after […]

UND alum caps year of meteorological work in Antarctica with dedication to UND Atmospheric Sciences mentors

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

Antarctic dedication By, Connor Murphy When UND Today last heard from atmospheric sciences graduate Janelle Hakala in November 2017, she was in the first weeks of a year-long stay at the geographic South Pole. She anticipated the challenges ahead: being away from friends, family and society; working in one of the coldest places on Earth. UND helped prepare […]

Faculty Lecture Series continues with deep-dive discussion of water’s signature blue hue

Categories: Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

Oceans of color By, Kaylee Cusack In the afternoon on a late November Thursday, it was Associate Professor Soizik Laguette’s duty to introduce a star faculty researcher from the UND Earth System Science & Policy department she chairs. She chose an ideal way to do so, addressing a question floating among the dozens of faculty, […]

Fabric from ‘NDX-1’ spacesuit launched Wednesday for yearlong tests on International Space Station

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

UND spacesuit rockets into cosmos By, David Dodds Pieces of fabric from the University of North Dakota-developed NDX-1 spacesuit were launched into space aboard a Northrop 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 Virginia. Wallops […]

3rd Annual Space Studies Symposium May 8-9

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Please join us for the third annual Space Studies Symposium (S3) event, held in Grand Forks, ND, brought to you by the Dakota Space Society. The Space Studies Symposium was conceived as a way to bring the Space Studies community together and tap the exceptional network of alumni and current students to discuss research, develop collaborations […]

SpSt Alum Chris Hearsey Featured as Next Colloquium Series Speaker

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

The Space Studies Spring 2019 Colloquium Series will feature several leading experts in various space related fields.  Please join us for our second presentation in this series that will feature Christopher M. Hearsey, J.D., M.S., founder and CEO of OSA Consulting, Inc. Presentation Title:  “Closed for Operations: Non-Interference Zones and the Cadence of the New Space Race” […]

Alum Jon Rask Presents TedX talk in Bismarck, ND

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Rask Delivers TEDx Talk Jon Rask (MS 2001) gave the presentation, “North Dakota Culture …on the Moon and Mars?” at the TEDx Bismarck event on August 16, 2018 at the North Dakota State Museum in Bismarck, ND. Rask shared the idea that North Dakotans, and other rural-dwelling, cold-climate-adapted agrarian peoples who are ancestors of immigrants […]

PhD Candidate Elizabeth Howell published at

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Dr. Michael Dodge was interviewed by SpSt M.S. Alum (’12) and current Aerospace Science Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Howell for her recently published online article, “The Space Station Is Shifting to Commercial Crew Vehicles. Where Does That Leave Russia?” at  In June Howell was part of a group of journalists who traveled to Kazakhstan for […]

Dr. Dodge has been busy!

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Dr. Michael Dodge was in Washington D.C. to attend the American Bar Association’s Space Law Symposium held on June 7, 2018. Dr. Dodge was a moderator on a panel of experts explaining their views on recent and future developments with respect to missions to the Moon, both private and governmental. Dr. Michael Dodge has been […]