Fueling space flight

Postdoctoral fellow Steven Berg is pictured in the Aerospace Plasma Laboratory. The S&T alumnus oversees a team of graduate student researchers seeking to advance multi-mode spacecraft propulsion. Such a system would allow small satellites to change course on the fly and react to unforeseen circumstances, from shifting weather patterns to unexpected military maneuvers. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Postdoc returns to Rolla after industry stint to launch spacecraft propulsion company

It started with a boyhood dream of becoming an astronaut fueled from watching the 1995 Hollywood portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission.

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Missouri S&T satellite team wins national Air Force competition

The Satellite team. Photo submitted.

The Satellite team. Photo submitted.

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Satellite Research Team earned first place in the U.S. Air Force’s University Nanosat-8 Program. The Air Force is now working to launch the team’s spacecraft on a future mission into low orbit.

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