December 19, 2017

AAE grad student explores life on Mars

Imagine working and living inside a simulated Mars colony for two weeks. If you're AAE PhD student Jennifer Pouplin (MS '16), that's a dream come true. She participated in the Poland Mars Analogue Simulation.
December 15, 2017

AAE In the News: Prof. Dan Dumbacher quoted in National Academies space report

AAE Prof. Dan Dumbacher is quoted in a new report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which says NASA should raise the priority of research that addresses risks and the unknown of human space exploration. The report also highlights the importance of developing a plan for the International Space Station beyond 2024.
December 14, 2017

AAE student team selected for NASA challenge

An AAE undergraduate team was selected by NASA for the 2018 Micro-g NExT challenge to design and build an original spacewalk or exploration tool for testing in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
December 8, 2017

AAE faculty honored for years of service

Three AAE faculty were among more than 300 faculty honored in November for years of service to Purdue. AAE Profs. Li Qiao, Kathleen Howell and James Doyle were among those honored.
December 1, 2017

NASA selects Purdue for small spacecraft collaboration

Purdue is among nine university teams selected by NASA to collaborate on the development and demonstration of new technologies and capabilities for small spacecraft. The Purdue project, “Distributed Attitude Control and Maneuvering for Deep Space SmallSats,” will further develop a film-evaporation micro-scale thruster that uses water as a propellant for precision pointing and attitude control of small spacecraft and deployable structures.
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