Students 3D print rocket engine

The Liquid Propulsion Lab successfully tested the world’s first 3D printed rocket engine made entirely on campus

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Astronautical Engineering

Astronautical Engineering encompasses the dynamic and cutting-edge fields of advanced science and space technology. Space engineers design, build and operate rockets and missiles, space launchers, communications and direct broadcasting satellites, space navigational systems, remote sensing and reconnaissance satellites, space vehicles for human spaceflight, and planetary probes.

There is no better academic major than Astronautical Engineering in which to obtain the education and to acquire the skills needed for space engineers.

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Astronautical Engineering @SC

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Trojans in Space

Do you know how many Trojan astronauts were in space?

Tenth Anniversary

The ASTE Department celebrates their 10th anniversary.

Buzz Aldrin’s Visit

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

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Business Insider: Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years

Madhu Thangavelu commented on how the lunar surface can negatively affect equipment

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2018 AME Senior Project Showcase

Undergraduate students enrolled in AME 441A show off their semester’s work

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