Posts Tagged ‘ NASA ’

Wang helps advance sonic boom research

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Issue, Nov. 15, Research

Research by Lily Wang, associate professor of architectural engineering, was featured Oct. 18 on ScienceDaily. Funded by NASA, Wang’s work with graduate student Christopher Ainley explored how noise bursts affect the performance and perceptions of test subjects. The UNL team worked to “find a threshold value under which the noise would not significantly affect” the […]

Astronaut Kelly headlines Jan. 23 Hoagland Lecture

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Dec. 15

Astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, who flew four missions aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, including one as commander on its last mission, will reveal insights from the remarkable journeys he has made in his career and personal life when he speaks Jan. 23 at UNL. His appearance is part of the Peter J. Hoagland […]

Planetarium shows space shuttle tribute

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Dec. 15

Mueller Planetarium is featuring a tribute to NASA’s space shuttle program. The tribute shows with “Dawn of the Space Age,” 7 p.m., Thursdays and 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. “Dawn of the Space Age” traces the history of space exploration. For more information, go to

Engineering students study at NASA’s Microgravity U

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

A team of UNL engineering students will travel to Houston’s Johnson Space Center to conduct research for NASA that will have them floating on board reduced gravity missions, March 31 through April 9. The team was chosen in December to participate in NASA’s 2011 Microgravity University. According to NASA, the program engages selected college and […]

Planetarium unveils view of Milky Way’s middle

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 19, 2009

Composite image from three telescopes is part of International Year of Astronomy celebration Two new mural-sized images are taking University of Nebraska State Museum visitors on a journey to the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The photographs, unveiled during a Nov. 15 ceremony in the museum’s Mueller Planetarium lobby, commemorate the 2009 International Year […]

Views from Space

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 19, 2009

Great Observatories explore Milky Way’s ‘heart of darkness’ The Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory are NASA’s premiere space astronomy missions, known collectively as the Great Observatories. In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, the three telescopes have collaborated to produce the unprecedented image of the central region of […]

Mars rover engineer to discuss missions

Oct 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, October 8, 2009

Since the beginning of time, people have been entranced by the night sky and by our nearest planetary neighbor – Mars. From the early missions to Mars (Viking in 1975 and Pathfinder in 1996-97) through the more recent missions, Mars has been – and is – a challenging destination. Nagin Cox of NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

Planetarium explores current moon mission

Oct 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Issue, October 8, 2009

Mueller Planetarium’s new fulldome show will be a “big hit” – for science. The planetarium is featuring “Flight to the Moon,” a show exploring NASA’s LCROSS mission. The purpose of the mission is to search for the presence of water on the moon by essentially taking a two-part sledgehammer to the moon’s surface. “Flight,” along […]

Engineering doubles teams at Micrograv U

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, September 10, 2009

Two teams from the College of Engineering conducted experiments at NASA’s Microgravity University in the spring. Both projects involved students in a series of parabolic reduced-gravity flights that depart from Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, and reach 35,000 feet above the Earth’s surface.

College of Law to host international conference on ‘near-earth’ asteroids

Apr 9th, 2009 | By | Category: April 9, 2009, Campus News, Issue

It’s a scene straight out of a Jerry Bruckheimer film – a monster asteroid is on a collision course with Earth, and unless it’s stopped, it will hit with a 500-megaton blast and spawn a series of disasters. Fires will rage across continents. Thick dust will launch into the atmosphere and blot out the sun. […]