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Prof. Richard James Design of Materials Distinguished Lecture

Richard James will give a lecture on his group's work on the design of materials at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. More information here.


Constructing Parachutes

Middle school students float parachutes from the ceiling of Akerman Hall

On July 6, 2017 a group of middle school girls joined members of the University of Minnesota Stratospheric Ballooning team to take on the challenge of building and test dropping parachutes. More information here.


Solving the orbital debris problem - one observation at a time

A collaboration between the University of Arizona and the University of Minnesota has resulted in a unique solution to the orbital debris problem. More information here.

John Copper

AEM Alumnus, John Copper passes away

John received his Aeronautical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota in 1957. More information here.


Our mission for today and our vision for the future; read the draft AEM Strategic Plan.

Aerospace News
Date Item
2017-1-20 These SpaceX Rocket Landing Photos Are Simply Jaw-Dropping
2017-1-17 Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies aged 82
2017-1-17 SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket months after explosion and SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket on drone ship and video of the landing
2017-1-12 SpaceX details its plans for landing three Falcon Heavy boosters at once
2017-1-12 A Sneaky Asteroid Buzzed By Earth Yesterday
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Last Modified: 2017-07-20 at 15:40:26 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation