Tag: astronautics

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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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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