Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA’s MarCO Cubesats Transmit Data From InSight to Deep Space Network

Dr. Andy Klesh and Dr. Anne Marinan, two graduates of UM aerospace engineering, are NASA JPL’s chief engineer and lead systems engineer (respectively) for the MarCO mission, the first nano-spacecraft to ever chart a course to Mars.

Scientific American Monday, November 26, 2018

Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts

Scientific American asks Robert J Vlasic Dean of Engineering and AERO professor Alec Gallimore to weigh in on new plane with no moving parts.

Detroit Free Press Wednesday, October 24, 2018

When drones light up the night, will they replace fireworks?

AERO professor Ella Atkins discusses on-going drone safety concerns.

USA Today Wednesday, September 26, 2018

How ‘First Man’ inspires the future of space travel by showing its lesser-known past

AERO professor Ella Atkins discusses the significance of the moon landing, and how technology around space travel has changed.

Michigan Radio Monday, September 24, 2018

Stateside: Wisconsin’s suspect water diversion, UM orchestra gives sci-fi film a live soundtrack

Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, talks about the twin roles that music and science play in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The film was shown with accompanying live orchestra and chorus at Hill Auditorium Friday, September 21.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SkySpecs adds Amsterdam office, doubles Ann Arbor staff

UM Aerospace Engineering alumni and Skyspecs leaders Danny Ellis, Tom Brady, and Ben Marchionna expand Ann Arbor team and open Amsterdam office to serve European clients

CNBC Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Robots are already taking human jobs, but it may not be such a bad thing

AERO professor Ella Atkins says robots could one day replace unsafe or unhealthy jobs currently held by humans.

Crain's Detroit Business Thursday, July 26, 2018

Drone dreams engineered into reality

AERO and EECS professor Ella Atkins discusses the benefits of U-M’s M-Air facility in North Campus.

The New York Times Thursday, July 26, 2018

Visa restrictions for Chinese students alarm academia

AERO and EECS professor Ella Atkins is quoted.

In the News Monday, May 7, 2018

Aerospace Alum’s team launches smallest cubesat to Mars

Andy Klesh, Aerospace Alum, and chief engineer, with his team accepted a 2014 challenge to build the MarCO (Mars Cube One) spacecraft, the smallest, cheapest, and quickest built spacecraft for a mission to Mars. On May 5, the MarCO hitched a ride on an Atlas-V rocket out of Vandenburg Air Force Base. It deployed 90 minutes after launch to begin a risky, independent, 6.5 month, 158,000,000 km journey to Mars. Arrival time is November 26th, 2018. Read more about this Launch to Mars!