Topic: NASA

UT Austin Names New Director of Center for Space Research

April 21, 2015
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The Cockrell School of Engineering has selected Michael Watkins, a UT Austin alumnus and longtime NASA leader, to be the next director of the Center for Space Research (CSR). Watkins will be the second director in CSR’s history. 

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Drought and Flood Prediction Gets Boost from New Texas Network and NASA Satellite

Feb. 2, 2015

A new network of underground sensors in the Texas Hill Country will arm those responsible for managing the state's finite water supply with vital information for determining the chances of drought and dangerous floods.

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What You Accomplish When Discovery is in Your DNA

July 21, 2014
What You Accomplish When Discovery is in Your DNA

From the moon landing to the Space Station to teaching young aerospace engineers, retiring professor Hans Mark forged an extraordinary career. We explore the highlights.

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Anniversary Shows Us that NASA and Space Exploration are Worth Their Costs

July 21, 2014
Anniversary Shows Us that NASA and Space Exploration are Worth Their Costs

Sunday, July 20, marked 45 years since the United States put the first two astronauts safely on the moon. The cost for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs was more than $25 billion at the time more like $110 billion in today's world. The ensuing U.S.

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Texas Astronomer Discovers Most Distant Known Galaxy

Oct. 23, 2013

[caption id="attachment_42858" align="alignright" width="384" caption="An artist's concept of the most distant galaxy ever found. This image and others are available for download in high resolution; click for access. Credit: V. Tilvi, S.L. Finkelstein, C. Papovich, and the Hubble Heritage Team"][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  University of Texas at Austin astronomer Steven Finkelstein has led a team that has discovered and measured the distance to the most distant galaxy ever found.

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