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students with two high-altitude weather balloons

Students to Greet Eclipse—at 80,000 Feet

Balloons to Be Released in Indiana to Capture Data on Daytime Darkness

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Jeanette Epps on ISS floats and waves

Alum Astronaut Reports From Space Station: ‘I’m Still in Awe’

In UMD Interview, Jeanette Epps Describes Surprises and Role as ‘Hands and Eyes’ of Earthbound Scientists

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rocket launches

Alumna Blasts Into Space

NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Becomes Second Black Woman to Join ISS

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student tests pressure suit

An Out-of-This-World Mentor

Adviser for Decades of Space, Robot Competitions Isn’t Powering Down

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Bill Fourney pictured through plexiglass

A Peek Inside… Professor Emeritus Bill Fourney’s Office

Engineer Explains How Collection of Exploded Objects Enhances Teaching

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Collage of five adjunct faculty members with comic book characters and the NASA logo behind them

The Cool Day Jobs of UMD’s Adjunct Professors

How 5 Lecturers Bring Real-World Expertise to the Classroom

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A man in goggles and attached to the floor by two straps is blown by wind

Blast From the Past—and Into the Future

75 Years After Its Groundbreaking, Revived UMD Wind Tunnel Revs Up

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astronaut on moon

A ‘Lint Roller’ for Moon Dust?

$1.7M NASA Grant to Fund Research Inspired by Stickiness of Tiny Lizard’s Skin

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propeller plane

Rotorcraft Center Students Win International Competition—Again

Graduate Team Takes Top Prize 23rd Time With Design of Vertical-Takeoff Aircraft

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Two people view monitor while another sits in flight simulator chair

Up in the Air—Without Leaving the Ground

Engineering’s New Immersive Flight Simulator Will Test the Rigors of Flight for Safer Skies

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Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft VSS Unity

Alum at Frontier of Commercial Space Tourism

Aerospace Engineer Joins Virgin Galactic’s Final Test Before Service Begins

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Gambit drone

‘Gambit’ Pays Off in UMD Team’s Search-and-Rescue Competition Win

Drone Negotiated Indoor Chaos of a Simulated Quake to Bring Aid—and Bring Home $150K Prize

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