Wednesday, March 08, 2017
UF researchers send plants soaring into space

University of Florida News followed the UF Space Plants Lab team during their most recent mission to test plants' ability to grow in a spaceflight environment.  ..

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Embry-Riddle Research on Space Plasma Hurricanes Could Lead to New Sources of Energy

A new study by researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, funded by the National Science Foundation, has identified for the first time a process by which the solar wind is heated along extended regions of the Earth’s magnetic shield as it penetrates through this barrier. ..

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Friday, August 05, 2016
For the Love of Halley’s Comet, Researcher Ready for OSIRIS-REx Mission

The beauty of Halley’s Comet streaking through the night sky in 1986 is responsible for launching Yan Fernandez’s career, which next month puts him smack in the middle of a historic NASA mission to explore a nearby asteroid.  ..

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits

Tightly spaced planets inside an alien solar system known as Kepler-80 boast a rare orbital configuration. The study was led by Mariah MacDonald as an undergraduate with Darin Ragozzine, an assistant professor of physics and space sciences, both at Florida Institute of Technology.  ..

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Saturday, April 02, 2016
Blue Origin’s Spacecraft, UCF Experiment Make History

Yes! Followed by a high five. That was University of Central Florida Physics Professor Joshua Colwell’s reaction as he watched the successful launch into suborbital space of his experiment aboard Blue Origin’s (https://www.blueorigin.com/) New Shepard space vehicle. ..

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
UCF Professors Land NASA Grants Focused on Asteroids, Comets, Venus

Two UCF professors are involved in two spacecraft missions NASA is considering that could take flight as early as 2020. Five proposed space missions would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids and comets. Each mission team will receive $3 million and have a year to get their proposals ready for a final round of review.  ..

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Monday, November 17, 2014
From Meteorites to Comets and a New Crew Capsule, Space Exploration Abuzz

“It’s an exciting time to be involved in space exploration,” said Mehmet Yesiltas, a University of Central Florida physics doctoral student who recently co-authored one of 13 papers dedicated to findings made from the Sutter’s Mill meteorite. ..

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Saturday, November 01, 2014
FIT: NASA Grant Funds Look Beyond Solar System

Florida Institute of Technology Research Professor Konstantin Gamayunov was recently awarded a three-year, $310,000 grant from NASA for his research studying the outer heliosheath, the region outside of the solar system where the sun’s influence ends.  ..

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Saturday, November 16, 2013
FSU to unveil Florida's new high-tech, high-speed wind tunnel

The FSU-headquartered Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) will host a formal commissioning of the state’s brand new polysonic wind tunnel on Monday, Nov. 18, in Tallahassee. The one-of-a-kind wind tunnel is unique among research university environments, combining test speeds that can reach Mach 5, with high-tech monitoring equipment and scientific expertise in order to help solve major design challenges being faced by aerospace industry experts. ..

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
NASA enlists UF faculty to develop small satellite technology

Mechanical and aerospace engineering and astronomy faculty members at the University of Florida have been selected to work with NASA’s Langley Research Center on navigation and guiding systems for small satellites. Norman Fitz-Coy, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, said the instruments developed for this project are based on some of the oldest navigation tools used throughout history. ..

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