Thursday, December 17, 2015

An Aggie and a Longhorn launch a satellite...

All part of an investigation to get us closer to the ability to have two spacecraft rendezvous and dock in space without help from humans -- which will help advance future space exploration. Students at Texas A&M University and The University of Texas designed the two cooperating satellites, which will demonstrate autonomous navigation and communication in space. Read more on the NASA website.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Giant Telescope Under Construction

Construction on the Giant Magellan Telescope at Las Campanas, Chile broke ground last month. The project involves institutions from Australia, Brazil, and Korea, plus the Carnegie Institution for Science, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, Texas A&M University, the University of Arizona, and the University of Chicago, and The University of Texas. Read more on The Alcalde website.