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New Horizons spacecraft
Alumni Gabe Rogers, Stewart Bushman, and Coralie Jackman play roles in New Horizons' mission.
Nano-JASMINE © Intelligent Space Sytems Laboratory, the University of Tokyo
Koki Ho's work has contributed to mapping the stars, planning travel through space.
Illinois Emeritus Prof. Bruce Conway
Deflecting invading asteroids might veer them from Earth's path.
Hermes graphic
Five times and still champions! AE team takes first in space design challenge.
Graphic showing planetary entry.
"Planetary entry is a tough problem that we’re still learning how to solve." - AE Assistant Prof. Zach Putnam.

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Steve Nagel Tribute

Aerospace Engineering at Illinois has put together this tribute to astronaut and alumnus Steven R. Nagel, who died August 21, 2014, at the age of 67.

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering is home to 4 U. S. Astronauts
The Department of Aerospace Engineering is home to 4 U. S. Astronauts