May. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt student rocketeers have won NASA’s Orbital-ATK University Student Launch competition for the fourth year in a row.
Apr. 20, 2016—The Vanderbilt student rocket team collected two key awards in NASA’s Student Launch Challenge following a near flawless flight April 16 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama.
Apr. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt graduate student Darren Tinker has been selected by NASA for its 2016 class of Space Technology Research Fellows.
Jan. 14, 2016—A satellite carrying a Vanderbilt research project is now flying in space. The research payload, built by a Vanderbilt engineering team, is the first of its kind. Barb Cramer reports the lift-off was spectacular.
Nov. 20, 2015—A student team hosted by the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab is off to a strong start defending its national rocketry title in the 2015-16 NASA University Student Launch Challenge competing against a field of 39 other university teams.
Nov. 19, 2015—A new generation of gamma-ray spectrometer being developed by researchers and students in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge program is perfectly suited for detecting valuable minerals hidden within the asteroids, comets, moons and minor planets in the solar system.
Nov. 3, 2015—NASA physicist and author Les Johnson will give two public lectures on campus on the technology of solar sailing and its potential for exploring the solar system and reaching other stars.
Sep. 2, 2015—The Earth's first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused not by a meteorite impact or volcanic super-eruption, but by the rise of early animals that dramatically changed to prehistoric environment.
Jul. 31, 2015—For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has won NASA’s annual rocketry competition, beating out 30 other university and college teams.
Jul. 17, 2015—Astronomer David Weintraub, who is an expert on Pluto, reacts to the new images of the distant world and its twin, Charon, coming back from the New Horizons spacecraft.
May. 12, 2015—For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has won NASA’s eight-month long rocketry competition – the 2014-15 Student Launch Challenge – beating out 30 other university and college teams.
Jan. 14, 2015—Alterations of the vestibular system - the part of our inner ear that controls balance - may contribute to bone loss related to both aging and space travel.