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Theoretical study suggests huge lava tubes could exist on moon; collaborative research team includes School of AAE and EAPS
Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The research team includes two professors and four students: Rohan Sood and Loic Chappaz are Ph.D. students under Professor Kathleen Howell in the School of AAE. Dave Blair is a Ph.D. student in EAPS; Colleen Milbury is a Post-doc in EAPS and they are working with Prof. Jay Melosh (EAPS and courtesy Prof. in AAE).
Earhart Crater Purdue team puts Earhart on the moon with discovery of new crater
Purdue scientists have discovered a large, previously unknown lunar nearside crater revealed as part of NASA's Discovery Program, the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Gradiometry. The team includes two professors and four students: Rohan Sood and Loic Chappaz are Ph.D. students under Professor Kathleen Howell in the School of AAE. Dave Blair is a Ph.D. student in EAPS; Colleen Milbury is a Post-doc in EAPS and they are working with Prof. Jay Melosh (EAPS and courtesy Prof. in AAE).
Purdue School of AAE undergrad class selected by NASA to test original asteroid equipment with astronauts
Purdue School of AAE's unique undergraduate class, AAE 418 "Zero-gravity Flight Experiment," has been selected by NASA as part of a nationwide competition to develop and test a prototype asteroid chipping tool.
Sangjin Lee School of AAE doctoral students Sangjin Lee, Saad Tanvir awarded the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering doctoral students Sangjin Lee and Saad Tanvir have been awarded the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year.
Zhemei Fang School of AAE grad student Zhemei Fang awarded Best Student Paper by CSER
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics student Zhemei Fang has been awarded Best Student Paper by the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER).

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