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Dr. Dodge Invited as Guest Speaker at Space Traffic Management Conference

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Dr. Michael Dodge attended the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Space Traffic Management Conference on November 17th-18th. This annual conference focuses on the legal, regulatory, and engineering issues that impact current and planned activities in outer space. Dr. Dodge was an invited speaker for the panel on governance of space traffic management. He briefed the attendees […]

Space Studies Attends Canadian Space Society Summit

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Dr. Jim Casler, Dr. Vadim Rygalov, and 11 Space Studies graduate students traveled to Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 14-15 to participate in the Annual Canadian Space Society Summit. Dr. Rygalov chaired the Planetary Exploration session. He also presented “Long-Term Stability of Closed Ecological Systems for Life Support in Space” which covered long-term stability analysis for […]

Dr. Mike Gaffey to Present for Physics & Astrophysics Department Astronomy Public Talks

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The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday October 10th at 8 PM in Witmer Hall, room 116. The talk Earth-Approaching Asteroids: Scientific and Ethical Issues will be presented by Dr. Michael Gaffey, Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota. Following the talk, attendees will be […]

Dr. Michael Dodge Testifies before U.S. House Committee

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On September 7th, 2016, Assistant Professor of Space Studies, Dr. Michael Dodge testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The hearing purpose was to take a look at the state of the space-based commercial remote sensing industry with an eye towards discerning whether any of the current laws or […]

Buelke and Casler present at Space Resources Roundtable

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On June 8, grad student Chris Buelke, accompanied by Dr. Jim Casler, made a presentation titled Moon Rocks into Spacecraft LOX: Modernizing a Study and Comparing Reactions to the annual Space Resources Roundtable meeting on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.  Chris’ talk represented his two years of work as a […]

Tavis Toth Recognized for Poster Presentation

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Travis Toth, Ph.D. graduate student in Atmospheric Sciences, presented a poster that was judged as one of the top 3 graduate posters at the American Meteorological Society Annual Student Fair. His poster was titled “Assessing CALIPSO Version 4 Attenuated Backscatter 532 nm Calibration with NASA LaRC Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar Measurements. Congratulations, Travis!

Kavya Manyapu Receives Award for presentation at IAC

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Kavya Manyapu (Aerospace Science Ph.D candidate) recently attended and presented research at the 66th International Astronautical Congress held in Jerusalem, Israel.  Her research, in collaboration with Dr. Pablo de Leon, was entitled “Feasibility of Multi-Technology Integration Strategy for Dust Mitigation of Planetary Spacesuits.”  She was awarded the “Best Interactive Presentation Award” by the International Astronautical […]