Dec. 9, 2014—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, defending champions in the NASA Student Launch Challenge for the past two years, is tackling the agency’s 2014-15 design challenge.
Sep. 26, 2014— For the second year in a row, students from Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club won NASA’s annual Student Launch rocketry competition, beating out teams from 31 other universities, including Cornell, Northwestern and Notre Dame.
May. 30, 2014—For the second year in a row, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club is the overall winner of NASA’s annual Student Launch Competition, a nine-month contest that consisted of much more than simply designing and building a model rocket.
Jan. 17, 2014—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club will outfit its NASA Student Launch Project rocket with a modified camera to capture landing hazards.
NASA: NASA astrophysicist and Vanderbilt graduate student confirm existence of giant convection cells on sun
Dec. 6, 2013—A NASA astrophysicist and Vanderbilt graduate student Lisa Upton have confirmed the existence of giant convection cells flowing slowly on the sun, lending further insight into the transport of heat from its core and the origin of cycles of sunspot activity that affect essential satellite-based communications such as cell phones and TV broadcasting.
Jul. 24, 2013—Nashville-area middle-schoolers attending Dyer Observatory’s space camp will demonstrate functioning scale models of the Hubble Space Telescope on Friday, June 26, accompanied by a presentation by Hubble founding project scientist and Vanderbilt astronomer C. R. O'Dell.
Jul. 11, 2013—Engineering graduate student Electa Baker is one of 65 individuals selected as 2013 NASA Space Technology Fellows.
May. 24, 2013—A team of researchers, headed by Vanderbilt astronomer C. Robert O’Dell, has combined images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope with images from ground-based telescopes to reconstruct the three-dimensional shape of the iconic nebula with unprecedented precision. In the process, they determined that it is considerably different than previously thought.
May. 21, 2013—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has captured first prize in the 2013 NASA Student Launch Initiative. The Vanderbilt team also took home the 2013 Best Payload Design award for the most creative and innovative payload experiment: bio-hybrid ramjet engines that use carbon-neutral, 100-percent-renewable bio-hybrid fuels for combustion.
May. 15, 2013—The inner ear system that senses gravity and movement plays a role in bone remodeling – a finding that has clinical implications for space travel and for patients with inner ear disorders.
May. 1, 2013—A team of Vanderbilt astronomers will play a key role in the planet-seeking space telescope that NASA has just approved and scheduled for launch in 2017.
Apr. 22, 2013—For the fourth year in a row, the Best Payload Design award went to the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club in the 12th annual NASA University Student Launch Initiative Sunday, April 21, in a field at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala. This is the sixth year the club has entered the national rocketry competition.