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UF plant experiment included on first science mission of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

Published: Jun 3rd, 2014

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UF/IFAS scientists to conduct experiment on plants in space

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida scientists will go to Kennedy Space Center March 16 for the launch of the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, to send up and then monitor an experiment designed to help them understand biological functions in space.

Former astronaut and engineering alumnus to speak at UF

Published: Nov 6th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering will host a guest lecture by distinguished alumnus and retired NASA astronaut Col. Kevin Ford at 4 p.m. Thursday in the New Engineering Building, Room 100.

NASA enlists UF faculty to develop small satellite technology

Published: Aug 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mechanical and aerospace engineering and astronomy faculty members at the University of Florida have been selected to work with NASA’s Langley Research Center on navigation and guiding systems for small satellites.