Tag: aeronautics

Meet the Miners behind the moon landing

Posted by on July 15, 2019

Three Missouri S&T Miners played vital roles in NASA’s successful first moon landing The United States’ Apollo 11 mission was the first crewed mission to successfully land on the moon on July 20, 1969. While only two men actually walked on the surface of the moon that day, thousands of NASA employees contributed to the […]

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UMR students win awards at aeronautics/astronautics meeting

Posted by on April 18, 2006

Three papers presented by University of Missouri-Rolla students received awards at the 2006 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region V Student Paper Conference in Ames, Iowa, in April.

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UMR receives $7.3 million for aerospace manufacturing research

Posted by on May 4, 2004

The recent award of a $7.3 million contract to UMR to develop new manufacturing methods for the aerospace industry is "a prime example of how government, industry and universities can work together to foster economic development," says UMR Chancellor Gary Thomas.

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UMR-developed technique may guide future space launches

Posted by on March 22, 2004

A new flight-control method created by UMR researchers to launch missiles and aircraft may one day send unmanned space vehicles on voyages to the moon, Mars or beyond.

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Students plan a spin on NASA’s "vomit comet"

Posted by on January 29, 2003

In hopes of finding ways to improve construction in space, eight University of Missouri-Rolla students will conduct reduced-gravity experiments on welding properties April 23 through May 3 aboard NASA’s KC-135 aircraft, the "vomit comet" that doubled as a command module for Tom Hanks and other cast members during the filming of the movie Apollo 13.

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