Are We Ready to Leave Low Earth Orbit?

“First Man” screening event celebrates Neil Armstrong (M.S. ’70), spotlights Trojan space pioneers and “the next giant leap” in space exploration

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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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From the Persian Gulf to the Red Planet

Jonathan Yoke, Navy veteran and astronautical engineering graduate student, prepares for Mars at USC

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INCOSE: International Council on Systems Engineering Honors 2018 Award Recipients

Professor and SAE Program Executive Director Azad Madni and PhD student and former SAE Lecturer Marilee Wheaton received INCOSE’s 2018 Outstanding Service Award.

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