The cargo aboard a train that pulled into Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida on June 15, travelled over 2,000 miles. Inside were two rocket boosters made by the Utah-based company, Northrop Grumman.
Utah’s Space Dynamics Laboratory recently delivered a test version of a satellite sub-unit to NASA that will measure the movements of microscopic creatures within Earth’s oceans from space. The Space Dynamics Laboratory is an affiliate lab to Utah State University and is working on a sub-unit of the PACE spacecraft, which NASA will launch into space in 2022. PACE stands for Plankton Aerosol Cloud Ocean Ecosystem.
While there are many economic concerns about business shutdowns related to the coronavirus, Utah State University professor Randy Martin said one positive outcome has been the reduction in emissions, leading to better air quality throughout the world.
Research tells us that early springs can offset the impacts of climate change. The earlier green-up makes for a longer growing season, and more carbon dioxide captured from the atmosphere. But we haven’t been able to tell if spring is coming earlier for conifers in the mountains – until now.
Drones may be the future of convenience and delivery, but there are still many challenges when it comes to using them in urban environments. Utah State University’s AggieAir team will be addressing these challenges during an upcoming exclusive NASA demonstration.
UnDisciplined Episode 25: The Space Geologist and the Neuroscientist
This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking to a researcher whose work is going to change the way you think about the red planet. Then, we're going to talk to a scientist who is changing the way we think about how to diagnose and treat neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers use NuSTAR telescope to learn more about the origin of cosmic rays
Researchers at the University of Utah are collaborating with partners like NASA’s NuSTAR and international Telescope Array Project to learn more about cosmic rays. New technologies have made it possible for researchers to study stars light years away. And just recently they’ve discovered that superstars like Eta Carinae, are sending cosmic rays all the way to Earth.
The Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle will be the first spacecraft capable of taking a human crew to multiple deep space destinations. On Thursday at Promontory Point, Utah, the craft’s launch abort motor was put to the test.
NASA launched a rocket Thursday night carrying cameras built by scientists at Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory. SDL employees and their families gathered to watch a live stream of the launch and celebrate four years of hard work.
The Perseids meteor shower will peak during Thursday night and early Friday morning. According to experts, this year’s shower could be one of the most spectacular because of an increased rate of meteors.
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My heart pounded and my legs shook as I stood watching the world's largest solid rocket booster fire at the Orbital ATK facility in Promontory, Utah on Tuesday. These motors will be used to launch the most powerful rocket in the world, SLS, NASA’s acronym for Space Launch System.
Over 10,000 Utahns are employed by aerospace aviation companies.
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Kent "Rommel" Rominger was a former space astronaut. He flew the space shuttle five times and was with NASA for 14 years. Rominger is also the VP for business development for Orbital ATK, a private aerospace company and builds defense and aviation systems.