Unique Mars spacecraft design earns engineering students a big win from NASA

USC Viterbi students design a deep-space transport with artificial gravity, earning first place in the graduate division of NASA’s student competition

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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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Unique Mars spacecraft design earns engineering students a big win from NASA

USC Viterbi students design a deep-space transport with artificial gravity, earning first place in the graduate division of NASA’s student competition

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Astronaut to Join USC Faculty

Garrett Reisman, Director of Space Operations at SpaceX and former NASA astronaut joins USC’s Department of Astronautical Engineering

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