Texas ASE/EM students qualified for NASA's RASC-AL competition and are designing a novel propulsion system for a manned mission to Mars.

Aspiring astronaut/rocket designer, NCAA champion and aerospace engineering major Brett Ringgold is an inspiration both in the classroom and the pool.

Dr. Srinivas Bettadpur has been named director of the Center for Space Research at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Alumnus Dan Johnston, Project Manager for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), says they are finding ways to extend the spacecraft's life, which has already doubled its planned mission life since launching in 2005.

Associate professor Moriba Jah spoke with Fox 7 News about his research on tracking and cataloging space satellites and debris orbiting Earth as well as the growing problem of space traffic management.