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Novel Materials for Building on Mars- FSGC funded project

Novel Materials for Building on Mars – Univ. of Miami, College of Engineering.

Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, has been the subject of fiction, scientific research and engineering since the 1800s. It is the most accessible place for life other than on Earth, making it a scientifically interesting location in our solar system. Emerging technologies to provide safe habitats for manned missions to Mars have been identified as a priority by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Research in this field has become even more significant since Congress passed a bill directing NASA to send a manned mission to Mars by 2033.

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For Spacesuit Designers, 3-D Beats 2-D – FSGC funded project (AirSpace Magazine)

For Spacesuit Designers, 3-D Beats 2-D

Motion capture software may help engineers improve outerwear for astronauts.

airspacemag.com

No astronaut would dare venture out into the vacuum of space without the protection of a spacesuit. But that’s not to say the bulky garments are comfortable, or that they don’t create problems of their own.

 In fact, astronauts wearing spacesuits often find that their range of motion decreases by several degrees during spacewalks. And in a moment of crisis during a future mission to Mars, that could prove to be a critical design flaw.

Read more at https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spacesuit-designers-3d-beats-2d-180968574/

Rocket rumbles give volcanic insights – FSGC funded project (BBC News)

 

Rocket rumbles give volcanic insights

What do volcanoes and rockets have in common?

“Volcanoes have a nozzle aimed at the sky, and rockets have a nozzle aimed at the ground,” explains Steve McNutt, a geosciences professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

It explains why he and colleague Dr Glenn Thompson have installed the tools normally used to study eruptions at the famous Kennedy Space Center.

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Florida Polytechnic student working to improve lives for astronauts in space

Florida Polytechnic student working to improve lives for astronauts in space

A Florida Polytechnic University student is working to reduce depression and anxiety amongst astronauts in space.

  • Student designing sensors for astronaut spacesuits
  • Goal is to make missions in space more enjoyable
  • Project funded through NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium

James Holland and his professor, Dr. Arman Sargolzaei, are working to create wireless sensors for astronaut spacesuits, hoping to make missions in space more enjoyable.

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Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Students Researching New Planets and Ages of Stars

Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Students Researching New Planets and Ages of Stars

Patrice Majewski remembers her mom waking her up as a child at 3 a.m. to lie on the front lawn and watch meteor showers. Looking up to the skies in Palm Coast, Fla., to see shuttle launches was also a regular occurrence.

Alexander Stone-Martinez was in the third grade when he became engrossed in a television mini-series about galaxies and space.

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