By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have been heavily involved in the design, development and testing of a NASA observatory set to launch at 2:56 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Conceptual human-machine interface for collaborative fruit identification. (Image by Manoj Karkee and Mark De Kleine, WSU) Sensors measure force and pressure during hand picking of apple. (Photo by Long He, WSU) PROSSER, Wash. – With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated […]
PULLMAN – WSU physics undergraduate Sarah Myers has the opportunity to share her passion with others as part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) celebrations. Myers has been selected as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Washington state student ambassador for IYA2009. NASA chose 52 undergraduate and graduate students from across the […]
George Mount A NASA rocket, launched this morning from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, ended in disaster when a mechanical failure caused it and the attached Orbiting Carbon Observatory research satellite to plummet into the ocean. The observatory represented many years of collaborative work and research by scientists including George Mount, professor in WSU’s […]
PULLMAN – George Mount, professor in the WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, has been heavily involved in developing the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite, set to launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early tomorrow morning. The satellite is expected to measure precise carbon dioxide levels […]
John Fabian of Port Ludlow, a retired NASA astronaut, has been appointed to the Washington State University Board of Regents by Washington Gov. Gary Locke.Fabian, who earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from WSU in 1962, will replace William Marler on the board. Marler stepped down earlier this year to join the […]
With the anticipated July 10 launch of NASA’s Earth Observing System Aura satellite, environmental scientists here and across the globe are expecting to get the clearest space-based views yet of the sources and movement of air pollution in the earth’s lower atmosphere.The spacecraft will carry into orbit a complex package of four high-tech instruments to […]