Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Is space exploration necessary?

Is space exploration necessary?

Mason Hickok, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2022

“The Eagle has landed,” uttered Neil Armstrong as the lunar vehicle touched down on the surface of the moon. The date was July 20, 1969, and America just made history: Humans stepped foot on the moon....

The interior of the newly constructed Science and Engineering Building. The students selected for the competition will be able to test their science and engineering skills against other students around the country.

UTSA students selected for NASA competition

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2020

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to build a rocket — just a group of eight UTSA students who were recently selected to be a part of the NASA Student Launch challenge, which gives aspiring rocketeers...

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

Former NASA JPL director visits UTSA

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...

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UTSA partners with NASA

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....

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

Rockets over research

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...

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...

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...

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...

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