Students Attend International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight

November 9, 2017

Five Engineering students attended the ISPCS (International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight) meeting in October along with representatives and officials from NASA, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), FAA, and space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, United Launch Alliance, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing, among others. In this picture are the five students with Pat Hynes, the Curator of the ISPCS and Director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, and Dr. Fernando Moreu, Assistant Professor of civil engineering at UNM. The photo was taken in Las Cruces, where the event is held annually.

The trip was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC), who selected Dr. Fernando Moreu as a recipient of funding for the project “Structural Performance Monitoring Using Wireless Sensors (WSW) for Cost-Efficient Management and Development of Commercial Space Vehicles”. The students interviewed aerospace engineering leaders (government and private sectors) and are including their findings in their final report to NASA and MNSGC.

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