Tag: space exploration

Missouri S&T among winners in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge

Posted by on February 1, 2021

The success of NASA’s future plans to explore and inhabit the moon may depend in part on research by university students, including a team of seven from Missouri University of Science and Technology who have won a grant from the space agency to develop a way to remove lunar dust from power-producing solar cells. The […]

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Missouri S&T prepares engineers for a future in space mining

Posted by on September 9, 2020

The moon, other planets – even asteroids – may hold promise as future sources of resources such as water, hydrogen, methane, and base and precious metals. Researchers at Missouri S&T hold a wealth of expertise in natural resource exploration and extraction as well as in critical and strategic minerals, so the university stands at the forefront of space resource exploration.

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Grad George Mueller, who helped enable NASA moon landing, dies at 97

Posted by on October 18, 2015

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Dr. George Mueller, a 1939 electrical engineering graduate who was credited with helping ensure NASA met President John F. Kennedy’s manned moon landing timetable, died Monday, Oct. 12, at age 97, NASA announced.

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Student’s space shuttle research wins national competition

Posted by on January 22, 2003

A University of Missouri-Rolla graduate student’s research on a guidance system for the next generation of space shuttles won first place nationally in the graduate student competition of the 2003 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Student Conference. The conference was held Jan. 7 in Reno, Nev.

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