USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Receives Special Honor

USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Receives Special Honor

The AIAA recognized students from the rocket lab for being the first undergraduate student team to design, build and successfully launch a rocket into space.

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In Space or in the Classroom, Fun is a Top Priority

In Space or in the Classroom, Fun is a Top Priority

Garrett Reisman’s USC micro-seminar convenes incoming undergraduates to help navigate expectations and pressures and mitigate stress

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USC Viterbi News: First Man

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s Groundbreaking Impact on our Journey to Space

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USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Shatters Student Altitude Record

USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Shatters Student Altitude Record

Traveler IV is reportedly the first entirely student-designed and built rocket to pass the Kármán line into outer space

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Trojans in Space

Trojans in Space

Do you know how many Trojan astronauts were in space?

Tenth Anniversary

Tenth Anniversary

The ASTE Department celebrates their 10th anniversary.

Buzz Aldrin's Visit

Buzz Aldrin’s Visit

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin’s visit to the ASTE Department in 2006.

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  • Vector files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Small launch vehicle company Vector filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Dec. 13 as part of an agreement that could see some of its satellite technology assets sold to Lockheed Martin. SpaceNews.com
  • NASA looks for ways to keep Artemis on track regardless of budget outcome
    As the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process approaches its endgame, NASA leadership says it will find ways to keep efforts to return humans to the moon by 2024 on track even if the agency doesn’t get all the funding it’s requested. SpaceNews.com
  • Energy Department emphasizing roles in supporting space industry
    The Department of Energy, whose interaction with the space industry has largely been in nuclear power systems, is working to broaden its role by emphasizing its overall research capabilities. SpaceNews.com
  • Download a free copy of the SpaceNews Awards issue
    SpaceNews announced the winners of its third annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation at a Dec. 10 awards luncheon in Washington. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Air Force Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, commanders of U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command, were in attendance to accept government leader of the year awards. […]

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“What If the Space Race Had Never Ended?” A Q&A With Garrett Reisman

“What If the Space Race Had Never Ended?” A Q&A With Garrett Reisman

New series “For All Mankind” explores alternate history of NASA with guidance from USC Viterbi professor of astronautics

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“I Want To Leave The World A Better Place Than I Found It”

“I Want To Leave The World A Better Place Than I Found It”

Kevin Moran, astronautical engineering transfer student and U.S. Navy veteran has his eyes set on fusing engineering with humanitarian work

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