NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover lands today using 80+ quad operational amplifier chips designed by the Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab.
“Lightning” is About to Strike Twice at the Same Location: On Mars
Carbon-free Aircraft Propulsion; Greener Skies
Fred Wang led a recently concluded project that UT and Boeing conducted for NASA that explored a new, carbon-free means of electrified aircraft propulsion.
UT Graduate, NASA Astronaut Wilmore to Return to Space in 2021
UT will once again have a presence in space in 2021, as NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore has been bumped up to the flight crew of the inaugural launch of the CST Starliner, NASA’s latest crewed vehicle. Wilmore earned his master’s degree in aviation systems from UT Knoxville through the UT Space Institute in 1994. The Boeing Starliner […]
UT Student Networks with Astronauts, Space Experts at International Meeting
Samantha Ramsey had an out-of-this-world experience last month when she attended the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, DC. Ramsey, a first-generation college student and junior aerospace engineering major in UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, was one of a handful of students selected by the national section of the American Institute […]
Former Astronaut Kelly Honored as Distinguished Alumnus
Scott Kelly, astronaut for NASA and alumnus of the UT Space Institute, was recently honored by UT Alumni Foundation with Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Rocketry Team Taking Part in NASA Competition
“We made a unanimous decision to go with the rover option,” said Grayson Hawkins, a senior in mechanical engineering who co-leads the team with Theresa Palandro, a senior in aerospace engineering. “We must consider problems such as ‘Can the main axle handle 20 Gs of acceleration?’ and ‘What is the most efficient way to stow the rover during flight?’”
A History in Space
The college has made a dramatic impact on NASA’s mission and we would like to share some of the highlights in celebration of Randy Bresnik’s safe return to Earth.