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What’s the future of space travel? And what do you do if you’re wearing a spacesuit and your nose itches? Astronaut Andreas Mogensen, PhD ’07, answers these...

 
 

UT Satellite Destroyed in Antares Explosion [Watch]

This Tuesday was a nondescript evening for many on campus, but not for the 30 or so engineering students who had a hand in the tiny satellite they called RACE....

 
 

Exploring Space Is Still Worth the Cost, Says UT Expert

Sunday, July 20, will mark 45 years since the United States put the first two astronauts safely on the moon. The cost for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs...

 
 

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‘Discovery is in our DNA’: Inside Hans Mark’s Incredible Career

After fleeing Nazi Germany for a life in the U.S., UT engineering professor Hans Mark worked in Mission Control during the first moon landing, pushed President Reagan...

 
 

UT Chips in for World’s Largest Telescope

The University of Texas is fairly familiar with the final frontier. UT-Austin has produced 12 astronauts, has its own Center for Space Research, and is represented...

 
 

UT Astronaut Karen Nyberg’s Top 10 Social Media Posts

Outer space isn’t as far away as it used to be. At least that’s how it feels, with astronauts like University of Texas grad Karen Nyberg, MS ’96, PhD...

 
 

Fake Trees, Real Potential

By mimicking a tree’s approach to photosynthesis, the Surface-Adhering Bioreactor grows crops of algae with unheard-of efficiency. Assistant professor of mechanical...

 
 

Longhorn Astronaut Heads Back to Space

Karen Nyberg dreamed of being an astronaut ever since she was a child, but while conducting graduate research at UT in 1997, she seemed a bit discouraged. That...

 
 

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Longhorns on Mars

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a group of UT-educated scientists known as the “Texas mafia” is using robots to explore a new frontier. Two and a half...

 
 

UT Makes Plans to Push Deeper Into Space Research

Over his 50-plus-year career, UT Center for Space Research director Byron Tapley, BS ’56, MS ’58, PhD ’60, Life Member, has guided hundreds of...

 
 
 
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