Topic: NASA

Mile-High Mars Mounds Built by Wind and Climate Change

March 31, 2016
Mars craters compared with wind tunnel experiment

New research has found that wind carved massive mounds of more than a mile high on Mars over billions of years. 

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On Challenger Anniversary, We Need to Remember Lessons

Feb. 1, 2016
Moon Landing

Challenger and Columbia loom large in our memories. But NASA is not the only organization to forget what it learns from failures.

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Center for Space Research Expands STEM program

Nov. 5, 2015
Satellite Launch

NASA has selected the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin for a five-year, $1.3 million grant that will support the national expansion of a STEM program that gives high school students and teachers the opportunity to use NASA resources and work directly with engineers at UT Austin’s Center for Space Research.

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Continued Support of Space Exploration is a Must

Oct. 19, 2015
Space and moon

Exploration is at the core of the American spirit, and public support for NASA’s voyages of exploration has never wavered while political support has been bipartisan. Although we live at a time of increasing partisanship and difficult budget decisions, we must continue to lead the world in discovery and continue to robustly fund the space program.

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UT Austin Names New Director of Center for Space Research

April 21, 2015
Watkins-header

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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