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Cygnus Delivers Supplies to ISS

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo spacecraft was installed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station with no issues. The Expedition 40 crew will begin unloading approximately 3,300 pounds of science investigations, food and supplies when the hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is opened Thursday. The spacecraft is scheduled to spend about a month attached to the station.
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Student Spaceflight Experiments Lift Off


Students from the Mark West Unified School District were among the lucky teams chosen to send an experiment to the International Space Station. This unique project was part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP.) The California Space Grant Consortium was proud to have been one of the sponsors who helped make this dream a reality for the 5th through 8th grade budding scientists. Continue reading

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.