A space technology payload designed by AAE Professor Steven Collicott has been chosen for a test flight on New Shepard. The experiment is one of 13 chosen by NASA as part of its Flight Opportunities program.
More than 300 people and about 20 Indiana composite materials companies celebrated the opening of the $50 million Indiana Manufacturing Institute, based in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. Research and development on composite materials to increase energy efficiency for the vehicle production, wind, aerospace and other industries will be conducted in the facility.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos founded Blue Origin in September 2000 to develop rockets and spaceships that will dramatically reduce the cost of safely and reliably flying people into suborbital space. When it comes to hiring for his space company, Bezos turns to Purdue.
A team of AAE students recently completed a conceptual spacecraft design for a next generation mission to the outer planets and presented its results to an audience of experts from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The study was part of an intensive two-week engineering exercise lead by AAE Visiting Assistant Professor Sarag Saikia.