Department of Astronautical Engineering Media Coverage

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Houston Chronicle: Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years

Houston Chronicle: Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years

Jul 19, 2019

Madhu Thangavelu was quoted on the effect of the moon’s environment on equipment.

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CNN: Will Americans return to the moon?

CNN: Will Americans return to the moon?

Jul 17, 2019

Anita Sengupta was interviewed about the future of space exploration

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KABC: USC engineering students continue legacy of alum Neil Armstrong

KABC: USC engineering students continue legacy of alum Neil Armstrong

Jul 17, 2019

USC RPL was featured surrounding the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.

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USC Viterbi News: First Man

USC Viterbi News: First Man

Jul 17, 2019

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

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LA Times: Could the Apollo 11 moon landing be duplicated today?

LA Times: Could the Apollo 11 moon landing be duplicated today?

Jul 14, 2019

James Moore and Garrett Reisman were quoted about if the Apollo 11 moon landing could be duplicated today.

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Space: NASA Shakes Up Human Space Exploration Leadership

Space: NASA Shakes Up Human Space Exploration Leadership

Jul 11, 2019

Garrett Reisman was quoted on leadership at NASA.

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USC Viterbi News: “A Ph.D. Is Our Call to Action”

USC Viterbi News: “A Ph.D. Is Our Call to Action”

May 10, 2019

USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 2019 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony

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

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

Mar 17, 2019

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

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LA Times: SpaceX successfully launches astronaut capsule without crew

LA Times: SpaceX successfully launches astronaut capsule without crew

Mar 02, 2019

Garrett Reisman was quoted about SpaceX’s launch of an unmanned astronaut capsule.

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NJ.com: First they were Jersey kids, then they were astronauts.

NJ.com: First they were Jersey kids, then they were astronauts.

Feb 24, 2019

Garrett Reisman was profiled on his path from growing up in NJ, to NASA astronaut to USC professor.

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New York Times: A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit

New York Times: A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit

Feb 18, 2019

Garrett Reisman was quoted about whether the hyperloop is a feasible project.

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CBS Los Angeles: NASA Offers To Show Proof After Raised Doubts About Moon Landing

CBS Los Angeles: NASA Offers To Show Proof After Raised Doubts About Moon Landing

Dec 20, 2018

Madhu Thangavelu was quoted in a story about humans landing on the moon.

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INCOSE: International Council on Systems Engineering Honors 2018 Award Recipients

INCOSE: International Council on Systems Engineering Honors 2018 Award Recipients

Nov 05, 2018

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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AirTalk: Rocket scientist, astronaut weigh in on Los Angeles’ role in the future of human space travel

AirTalk: Rocket scientist, astronaut weigh in on Los Angeles’ role in the future of human space travel

Oct 09, 2018

Anita Sengupta and Garrett Reisman were interviewed on the future of space exploration and human spaceflight.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: What a New Professor Learned After His First Class

The Chronicle of Higher Education: What a New Professor Learned After His First Class

Sep 06, 2018

Lessons from former NASA astronaut, Professor Garrett Reisman

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Watch the Viterbi Satellite Commencement Ceremonies Streaming

Watch the Viterbi Satellite Commencement Ceremonies Streaming

May 09, 2018

Ph.D. on 5/10 at 9am PDT, Undergraduate on 5/11 at 11am PDT, Graduate on 5/11 at 3pm PDT, Computer Science Graduate on 5/11 at 6:30pm PDT

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Space News: On the verge of a space renaissance

Space News: On the verge of a space renaissance

Mar 09, 2018

After the recent signing of the Space Policy Directive by President Trump, Astronautical Engineering Lecturer Madhu Thangavelu believes “we are entering a renaissance era in human spaceflight”

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Ad Astra: Madhu Thangavelu Speaks on Projects, Education and Our Mission on Space

Ad Astra: Madhu Thangavelu Speaks on Projects, Education and Our Mission on Space

Feb 01, 2018

Professor Madhu Thangavelu, expert in the design of complex space projects, including space stations and exploratory missions, speaks with the National Space Society’s Ad Astra about progress in space activity.

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CBSLA: Total Solar Eclipse To Offer Great Learning Opportunity Monday

CBSLA: Total Solar Eclipse To Offer Great Learning Opportunity Monday

Aug 18, 2017

Professor Michael Kezirian and aerospace students, making up the USC-NASA Solar Eclipse Balloon Team, are launching a High Altitude Balloon in Idaho Falls to study the Total Solar Eclipse.

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Washington Times: Trump, the new JFK in space

Washington Times: Trump, the new JFK in space

Jul 26, 2017

ASTE Lecturer Bruce Cordell writes about President Trump’s opportunities in space and economic innovation

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SEER: On The Shoulders Of Giants: A Tribute To Prof. Barry W. Boehm

SEER: On The Shoulders Of Giants: A Tribute To Prof. Barry W. Boehm

May 17, 2017

A tribute to Professor Boehm’s life work and contributions to the software and systems engineering disciplines.

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Business Insider: NASA Will Soon Create The Coldest Spot In The Universe – And Forge A Bizarre Form Of Matter Inside It

Business Insider: NASA Will Soon Create The Coldest Spot In The Universe – And Forge A Bizarre Form Of Matter Inside It

Mar 10, 2017

Adjunct Professor Anita Sengupta attempts to create the coldest spot in the universe with a team of NASA engineers.

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NASA FISO: Mobius: Supersynchronous Earth Orbits for Lunar Missions

NASA FISO: Mobius: Supersynchronous Earth Orbits for Lunar Missions

Jan 06, 2017

Madhu Thangavelu presented his work at NASA’s Future In-Space Operations (FISO) seminar

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The Christian Science Monitor: Is NASA Ready for a Human Mission to Mars? No, Say Government Auditors

The Christian Science Monitor: Is NASA Ready for a Human Mission to Mars? No, Say Government Auditors

Jan 03, 2017

Mike Gruntman was quoted on why NASA’s plans for a Mars mission lacks feasibility.

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Space Tech Expo: AMP SoCal Event Features Top CubeSate and Small Satellite Pioneers

Space Tech Expo: AMP SoCal Event Features Top CubeSate and Small Satellite Pioneers

Nov 30, 2016

Professor David Barnhart speaks at the Advanced Manufacturing Partners for Southern California exhibit

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Space Tech Expo: AMP SoCal Event Features Top CubeSate and Small Satellite Pioneers

Space Tech Expo: AMP SoCal Event Features Top CubeSate and Small Satellite Pioneers

Nov 30, 2016

Professor David Barnhart speaks at the Advanced Manufacturing Partners for Southern California exhibit.

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Chicago Tribune: Why NASA’s Anita Sengupta Has the Coolest Job In The Universe

Chicago Tribune: Why NASA’s Anita Sengupta Has the Coolest Job In The Universe

May 14, 2015

Adjunct Professor Anita Sengupta talks about life as a project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.