Mars

Mars Rover to debut March 8

Posted by on March 2, 2020

The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team will reveal Icarus, this year’s student-built rover, at a ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Havener Center Atrium.

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Graduate student receives NASA fellowship

Posted by on February 4, 2020

Andrew Hinkle, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, is part of a select group of graduate students across the U.S. to receive a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). Through the award, Hinkle plans to help advance the agency’s understanding of how particle flows such as Martian dust storms could affect spacecraft landings. […]

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Space Week activities start today

Posted by on November 18, 2019

Dr. Marco Cavaglià, professor of physics, will review his research into gravitational waves and their importance at 5 p.m. today (Monday, Nov. 18) in Room 103 Engineering Management Building. This is the first of several events planned for Space Week 2019. The schedule includes:

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Mars viewing at the observatory moves to Feb. 8

Posted by on February 4, 2019

Because of cold temperatures predicted midweek, the first Visitors’ Night at the S&T Observatory featuring views of Mars has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Event staff will be wearing glow bracelets so they can be identified to answer questions.

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Set your sights on Mars tomorrow

Posted by on August 27, 2018

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The Missouri S&T Observatory will open at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, for viewing Mars. The Missouri S&T Observatory is located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave., near S&T’s Stonehenge replica, north of McNutt Hall and west of St. Patrick’s Lane.

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World champs: Student team wins Mars rover competition

Posted by on June 6, 2017

The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team has won the 2017 University Rover Challenge, an international design competition where teams showcase potential next-generation Mars rovers.The team finished first among 35 collegiate teams at the University Rover Challenge (URC), held June 1-3 at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah. Read more.

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