High Altitude Zeppelin Experiment launches successfully

Last April, the UW High Altitude Zeppelin Experiment (HAZE) team successfully launched a high altitude, semi-rigid airship from Moses Lake. The airship was in the air for 120 minutes and landed approximately 10 kilometers northwest of Walla Walla — nearly 135 kilometers away from where it started. “This launch was two years in the making, … Continue reading

NCWIT Summit empowers young women in techology

In May, WSGC scholar Karolina Pyszkiewicz was selected student ambassador to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit 2014 in southern California. This event brought together over 700 industry professionals to discuss gender issues in computing and ways to encourage more women to enter the technology field. Before leaving for her summer … Continue reading

Tips for UW Space Grant scholarship applicants

Applying for the 2014-2015 Space Grant scholarship for incoming freshmen at the University of Washington? This year we are using an online scholarship application. Here are few quick facts to make your application process easier. Eligibility: The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen is open to accomplished high school seniors, Running Start … Continue reading

Pacific Science Center exhibit shines spotlight on research by local NASA scientists

Many scientists working in the fields of space physics and planetary science (myself included) grew up looking up at the stars and wondering what was out there. Asked what we wanted to do when we grew up, we would say: “I want to explore the solar system and help send people to other planets.” Now … Continue reading

Free screenings of the classic Carl Sagan ‘Cosmos’ series

COSMOS episodes 1 and 2 will screen together on September 26 on the UW Seattle campus. This special double-feature will begin at 6 p.m. See details below. Beginning in September, Our Universe:Seattle will run free screenings of the classic Carl Sagan series COSMOS: A Personal Voyage. The gatherings are a great way to meet other … Continue reading

Space Grant advisor and fellow take CoE honors

The University of Washington’s College of the Environment recently honored Space Grant advisor J. Carlos Chavez with its Distinguished Staff Award for 2013. Karl Lang, a Space Grant fellowship recipient, received the Outstanding Community Impact Award. Carlos has served as Space Grant advisor and student programs coordinator for the past five years. At the award … Continue reading

LEAF Project launch successful

On June 1, the Low Energy Ablative Flyer (LEAF) Project team successfully launched a high altitude balloon at Moses Lake with the goal of showing that a plasma thruster could work at high altitudes and eventually be adapted for space applications. The balloon soared to a maximum height of 105,000 feet. Diagnostics were taken onboard … Continue reading

Rocketeers on campus

Students from Space & Space Travel (ESS 102) successfully launched their water rockets on the main UW campus this week, with the goal of returning their intrepid “eggonauts” safely to earth. The course, which explores the science and engineering that surrounds manned space exploration, is offered at UW and North Seattle Community College. As part … Continue reading

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