Tag: space shuttle

Reaching for the stars

Posted by on August 30, 2005

It’s become an American cliche, the familiar answer to a question asked of American schoolkids everywhere in the 1960s and ’70s. What do you want to be when you grow up? the teacher would ask. The less inspired among us would recite the usual answers: firefighters, doctors, police officers. But there were always other children […]

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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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Professor studies NASA insulation materials

Posted by on May 29, 2003

A UMR researcher who uses a relatively new technique to detect subtle defects in materials is now using that method to study foam samples similar to the insulation used on NASA’s space shuttles.

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Stronger tiles, safer shuttles

Posted by on February 5, 2003

In the wake of the Feb. 1 space shuttle Columbia tragedy, the national media spotlight turned to a couple of young faculty members in UMR’s ceramic engineering department. Greg Hilmas and Bill Fahrenholtz have just started work on a three-year, $300,000 project for the Air Force to develop ultra-high-temperature ceramic tiles — tiles that also […]

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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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