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2017-2018 Senior Capstone Design Class

AEM 2017-2018 senior design students chose and developed projects during the fall semester with the oversight and approval of faculty and sponsors. More information here.




Asteroid Deflection Team 2 placed 2nd in EAP University Grant Competition

One of this semester’s senior design teams, Asteroid Deflection Team 2, entered their project in the Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) EAP University Grant Competition and received second place for the fall competition. More information here.


AIAA Students Develop Fixed Wing Regional Business Aircraft Project

University of Minnesota student members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) are currently in the process of preparing for AIAA’s Design, Build, Fly competition that will be held April 19-22, 2018, in Wichita, Kansas. More information here.


Professor Graham Candler Gives Distinguished AIAA Dryden Lecture in Research, January 9, 2018

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Professor Graham Candler will be giving the distinguished Dryden Lecture in Research at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, also known as the AIAA SciTech Forum. More information here.


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Aerospace News
Date Item
2017-9-10 Elon Musk Releases Supercut of SpaceX Rocket Explosions
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
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Last Modified: 2018-01-10 at 09:03:24 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation