MSS16 NASA Ames Interns: Made In Space

Founded in 2010 with the goal of enabling humanity’s future in space, Made In Space, Inc. has developed additive manufacturing technology for use in the space environment. By manufacturing space assets in space, as opposed to launching them from Earth, the company plans to accelerate and broaden space development while also providing unprecedented access for people on Earth to use in-space capabilities.

ISU students at NASA Ames Research Centre got the opportunity to take a tour in the Made in Space office on site. They have been 3D printing on the ISS since March 2016 and also begun looking into the use of materials such as metals, recycled water bottles and even regolith for in-situ resource utilization.

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It was a great pleasure having the tour of this exciting facility.

http://www.madeinspace.us/

 

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NASA Armstrong Visit

During Sema Husseyin’s internship at NASA Ames Research Centre, she had the great opportunity of visiting the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, CA. This Visit was organised by her peers in the the Flight Aeromechanics department and they were shown around the facility by Rebecca Flick, intern coordinator at Armstrong.

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The tour included seeing the UAV model shop, first moon landing test vehicle, flying in a Boeing simulation and hearing the sonic booms of the flight testing. Also many visits in the multiple hangers where plans and UAV were being worked on for testing.

Professional visit to DLR and IRS

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The class of MSS16, eager and enthusiastically participated in a professional visit to DLR and IRS on the 1st of March, 2016.

We started off early in the morning and reached the DLR’s Lampoldshausen site, which is a test facility for rocket propulsion at around 9.30 am.

 

As we entered the building, a display of various R&D models that included steam generators, combustion chambers and upper stages that belonged to Ariane and Viking series greeted us.

A welcome speech by Dr.Stark giving a glimpse of DLR facilities and its contributions to the space sector followed successively. We were then taken around the site by a DLR representative, who informed us about the current testing facilities and technologies available and the role of DLR in such processes. Some of which are the test stands for flight acceptance of micro propulsion engines, altitude facilities, upper stage testing for the new Vinci engine and cryogenic testing facilities. A video clip that gave a better insight to the testing process and R&D facilities, proving DLR to be a reliable contributor in space sciences followed next.

 

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ISU Students Visit UNCOPUOS in Vienna

Compiled By: Mansoor Shar, UK, B.Sc Computer ScienceMSS15

A couple of weeks ago, a number of delegates from the International Space University attended the 52nd Scientific & Technical Subcommittee at the United Nations Committee On the Peaceful Use of Outer Space. Upon arrival, they were immediately impressed by the Viennese architecture and general beauty of the historical city. Their participation was highly appreciated by many of the delegates and the Space Generation Advisory Council who noted that this was the largest student delegation ever to attend the meeting. Continue reading “ISU Students Visit UNCOPUOS in Vienna”