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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Celebrates One Martian Year

On June 24, 2014 NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover will complete one Martian Year of service, which is the equivalent of 687 Earth days. The primary goal of the mission was accomplished when it determined that Mars was once habitable for simple, microbial life forms. The rover sampled material from two mudstone slabs located on the Red Planet.  Analysis of these samples found that they contained elemental ingredients for life.

CaSGC Undergraduate Engineering Seminar 5/21/14

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the eighth in a series of  Undergraduate Engineering Seminars, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities.

Upcoming seminar will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 3:00PM

Speaker: Phuong Truong, Structural Engineering,  UCSD

Where: UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Henry G. Booker Room

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  • RockOn 2014 Registration Now Open

    RockOn 2014 is a hands on workshop held at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. During the workshop, teams of three build a sounding rocket payload from a kit and launch it into space. Since 2008, more than 240 people have participated in this exciting opportunity.  Click here to learn more.

    Student Research Takes Flight

    David Salazar

    California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) student David Salazar was very busy in 2013.  As the recipient of a CaSGC Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Scholarship, the recent college graduate took a leadership role in an exciting scientific experiment conducted in the Mojave Desert of California. Continue reading

    NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Opportunity

    NASA has announced a call for graduate fellowship proposals for the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program-2014/2015 Academic Year (proposals due 2/3/14).  Individuals from accredited U.S. Universities who are pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees in Earth and Space Sciences or related disciplines are invited to apply. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Continue reading