At UW-Madison, NASA is in the air

Engineering faculty and students have strong ties to the U.S. space agency.

NASA has been busy. In the week of July 7, 2008, alone, the Phoenix Mars Lander picked up soil samples and International Space Station astronauts walked in space.

Though these missions may seem light years away, the people who help make them happen aren’t quite so distant. The UW-Madison College of Engineering has connections to NASA in several ways from a student organization whose members conduct experiments in zero gravity and a co-op student who builds lunar rovers to a recent alumnus who works on space suits and a faculty member who offers advice on some of NASA’s toughest problems.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s