MIT’s KitCube entry into the NASA CubeQuest Challenge for the Lunar Derby competition was selected as a prize-winning team (came in 2nd) in Ground Tournament-1. MIT graduate and undergraduate students designed this mission as part of MIT’s 16.83 Space Systems Engineering class, combined with 16.89 (for graduate students). Way to go, team KitCube!
Congratulations to students Kat Riesing (2nd) and Tam Nguyen (3rd) for their top-finishes in the SmallSat Frank J. Redding Student Paper Competition! Kat Riesing: Orbit Determination from Two Line Element Sets of ISS-Deployed CubeSats Tam Nguyen: Laser Beacon Tracking for High-Accuracy Attitude Determination
Structural Dynamics Test of STACER Antenna Deployment in Microgravity
Two from MIT win Air Force Office of Sponsored Research Young Investigator Award.
AFOSR awards grants to 40 scientists and engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program.
Curiosity exploring the Red Planet.
Radio interview with Jordan Weinstein related to Curiosity Mars rover landing. 080612MARSMSL
Radio interview: CO2 Snow on Mars.
National Geographic Discovery Space.com Huffington Post Wired etc.
Researchers calculate size of particles in Martian clouds of CO2 snow.