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Former NASA JPL director visits UTSA

Firouz Naderi described his involvment in previous Mars missions. The next mission is set to launch in Summer 2020.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

February 11, 2020

Dr. Firouz Naderi, former director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), visited UTSA and spoke about past and future Mars missions on Feb. 7. Naderi worked in NASA’s JPL for 36 years, and before he stepped down four years ago, he was the director of solar system exploration. Naderi began his pre...

UTSA partners with NASA

Courtesy of Creative Commons.

Breahna Luera

April 23, 2019

On April 10, UTSA, along with Harvard, Purdue and the University of Connecticut, announced their partnership with NASA to begin building space habitats that can sustain human life on the moon and Mars. The four schools responded to a solicitation from NASA asking for help from multidisciplinary universities...

Rockets over research

In 1986, The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded during its 10th mission run. Ronald E. McNair, namesake of the McNair Scholars Program, was one of the seven crew members killed onboard. Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

Vincent Valdez

September 27, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 federal budget proposal aims to eliminate the McNair Scholars Program, a Federal TRiO Program designed to prepare undergraduate students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds for doctoral studies at UTSA and around the nation. The proposal asserts there is limited evidence of effectivene...

Rocket to the future

Rocket to the future

Jeremiah Hobbs

February 8, 2017

“Space. The Final Frontier.” So begins "Star Trek" a television show about humans communicating with alien species across the galaxy via space travel. Once, space travel was a dream, a creative imagining of a television show producer, then the dream became reality and space missions were televise...

Commentary: Houston, It’s one step backward for mankind

April 9, 2013

It was 43 years ago this week that the United States launched its third mission of lunar exploration, a mission that is more famously known as Apollo 13. Because of an explosion on one of the rocket’s oxygen tanks, Apollo 13 became the second most famous moon mission, after Apollo 11’s landing o...

Commentary: America approaches 10th anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

January 29, 2013

This coming Friday, Feb. 1, will mark a tragic anniversary for the American people. It was on that day in 2003 that the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over the pine curtain of east Texas and western Louisiana, killing all seven astronauts, including the first Israeli astronaut, on board instan...