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December 15, 2010

AAE Grad Student & Undergrad Student comment on One-Way Ticket to Mars

What's the best way to speed up the colonization of Mars?
Fly to the red planet and never come back.
"The whole idea is very noble and representative of the human spirit to explore, but unfortunately their primary argument about self-preservation doesn't convince me as necessary," said Allen Yan, Purdue University aerospace engineering graduate student.
December 14, 2010

Outstanding Aerospace Engineers Award 2010

Seven graduates of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics were honored with the School's highest honor at the 12th annual Outstanding Aerospace Engineers Award on November 5th at the Holiday Inn Select, Lafayette, IN.
December 14, 2010

Honoring George Palmer with two Endowments.

In recognition of Prof. Palmer's many contributions and tireless dedication, two endowments have been created in his honor: The George and Patricia Palmer Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment and the George and Patricia Palmer Design Teaching Assistantship Fund.
December 14, 2010

Neil Armstrong presented 'Hero of the Hudson' with medal

Purdue alumnus Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the Hero of the Hudson, was awarded the university's Neil Armstrong Medal of Excellence on November 12, making him only the second person to earn the honor. The first recipient of this honor was President Emeritus Martin Jischke.
December 14, 2010

Faculty Awards

The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics is proud to announce the following honors garnered by our outstanding faculty.
December 14, 2010

2010 William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture

Purdue University and The Boeing Company have enjoyed a fruitful relationship for a number of decades, leading to the realization of research laboratories, faculty initiatives and well-prepared employees for The Boeing Company. Specifically, the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has benefited from resources, such as: the Boeing Mach 6 Wind Tunnel, Ludwig Tube, the McDonnell Douglas Composite Materials Laboratory and the Intel Design/Build/Test Laboratory.

December 14, 2010

Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program

On December 8, 2010 NASA announced selection of a team of undergraduate students from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Purdue University for “zero-gravity” flight testing of their proposed experiment. This team will participate in NASA’s “Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program,” or RGSFOP, with flight tests in June, 2011. The student team, led by Sirisha Bandla, submitted their original research proposal in October, 2010 as part of Professor Steven Collicott's unique design-build-test class, AAE418 Zero-Gravity Flight Experiment.
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