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Flexible Aircraft (PAWW) program is featured in latest issue of Aviation Week

Student team presents winning design at NASA RASC_AL competition

The work of the University of Minnesota Flexible Aircraft (PAWW) program was highlighted in a recent article in Aviation Week, titled "Flexible, Slender, Active Wings Lie Ahead For Airliners". The PAWW program is working to develop a flexible wing for flight testing on the X-56 UAV, alongisde NASA, Aurora Flight Services, and Boeing. Read the story. The AEM Department is proud to announce that a senior design team from AEM 4333, the Scalable Lunar Ice Propellant Manufacture through Modularity team, took home a first place award at the NASA RASC_AL collegiate design and innovation challenge. See more.

Rocket Team returns from the IREC with two awards and new perspectives

Department alumnus, Frank D. Werner passes away

IREC 2016 Rocket Team The University of Minnesota Rocket Team was one of 52 teams from around the world competing in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC). The University of Minnesota Rocket Team is proud to announce that they received two awards at the IREC—for Team Spirit and First Place Payload, and finished 16th out of 44 teams competing in the basic competition category. Read the story. Frank D. Werner Frank David Werner Sr., a distinguished inventor and engineer, passed away on Saturday, May 7, at the age of 94. He received a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Read more.

Aerospace News
Date Item
2016-7-19 SpaceX successfully lands Falcon 9 rocket on solid ground for the second time
2016-7-18 A Cold War mystery: Why did Jimmy Carter save the space shuttle?
2016-7-18 Next SpaceX launch will bring critical docking adapter to International Space Station
2016-7-8 Saturn’s moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life
2016-7-7 Why NASA’s Juno Jupiter orbiter is a big deal
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Last Modified: 2016-07-19 at 10:29:58 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation