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NC State alumna and astronaut Christina Koch

Nov 19, 2020

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Deliver NC State Commencement Address

NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch is the featured speaker at NC State's first ever virtual commencement. 

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft.

Nov 19, 2020

Launching the Next Generation

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, a three-time graduate of NC State, knows how to thrive working from home, which she did flawlessly during a record-breaking 328 days in space. She'll share her message of how NC State helped prepare her to become NASA's most accomplished female astronaut on Dec. 4 as the featured speaker at the university's first virtual commencement. 

a rocky plain with a star rising above the horizon

Aug 1, 2019

The Uncertainty of Detecting Planets

Uncertainty, exoplanets, and how we learn more about planets in other parts of the universe. 

silhouette of Uranus

Apr 2, 2019

What Does Uranus Sound Like?

What would it sound like if you were on Uranus? Windy. (Seriously.) 

May 10, 2016

Of Space and Sea: Data Challenges and Creative Solutions

Investments in space missions could soon return more benefits in coastal North Carolina. 

Nov 5, 2014

Coins in Space

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Robert Lasson, director of creative services in NC State’s Fitts Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. Using 3D printers, NC State engineers created the official NC State University coin that will be aboard the new Orion spacecraft. An unmanned test flight of the Orion will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force… 

Feb 19, 2014

New Satellite Images Reveal More About Interior Structure of Supernova

A new and powerful satellite has given researchers a way to see into the dark interiors of supernovae. Their observations of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A shed more light on the mechanics of these explosions. “The new Cas A images give us new information about not only the elements that are created in a supernova,… 

Feb 5, 2014

Ants…In…Space

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Hunt, a writer in NC State’s News Services office. When NC State postdoc Clint Penick collected a group of pavement ants in a small mountain community in Western North Carolina last summer, he never dreamed they’d travel farther than his biology lab in Raleigh. Today, as they orbit… 

Dec 20, 2011

Year in Review

NC State had a global impact in 2011, from the White House to Tahrir Square. Here's a look at some of the highlights. 

Oct 24, 2011

Supernova Solved

In 185 A.D., Chinese astronomers recorded a bright “guest star” in the night sky. By the 1960s, astronomers figured out that the guest star was in fact a supernova, and identified the remains of the stellar explosion. And in 2011, a team of astrophysicists led by NC State researchers solved the mystery of what caused this… 

Oct 24, 2011

Supernova Solved

Note: The following is mostly taken from a really nice article provided by the folks at NASA, so I can’t take credit for the writing here! In 185 A.D., Chinese astronomers recorded a bright “guest star” in the night sky. By the 1960s, astronomers figured out that the guest star was in fact a supernova,… 

Jul 7, 2011

Eyes on the Future

From the moon landing to missions to Mars, NC State has strong ties to space exploration. Learn how you can explore an interest in space research, whether you major in aerospace engineering or prefer food science or textiles instead. 

Jul 6, 2011

Mouse Mission

Researchers with the joint NC State/University of North Carolina Biomedical Engineering team are studying how weightlessness affects bone density in mice, zeroing in on load-sensing bone cells. 

Jul 6, 2011

Sending Out an SOS

Weightlessness in space disrupts plant growth. NC State researchers are exploring ways to solve the problem so that plants can help feed space travelers and clean the air and water on future missions. 

Jul 6, 2011

Packing for Mars

To protect future space travelers, NC State students have designed a 1,900-square-foot inflatable living environment for four to six astronauts.