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November 7, 2009 California Space Grant / UCSD High Altitude Balloon Launch

Casey Barrett Explaining Payload IntegrationHands-On High Altitude Balloon ExperienceBalloon Just LaunchedHigh School Science Teachers Involved in Balloon Launch

Saturday’s high altitude balloon launch took place near the southern tip of the Salton Sea near the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. (more…)

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Archeological Balloon Flight

We have been funding two of our MAE students, Casey Barrett and David Hernandez, to work on aerospace projects this summer, including an interdisciplinary archeological balloon flight project with the Department of Anthropology (Professor Thomas Levy),

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Asteroid Named after CaSGC UCLA Campus Director

Photo of Professor Christopher Russell, UCLA

Christopher Russell. Photo Courtesy JPL/NASA.

CaSGC Campus Director for the University of California, Los Angeles, Professor Christopher Russell, is the Principal Investigator for the Dawn Mission to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres.

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CaSGC’s STEM Impact in California

Click here to read about California Space Grant Consortium projects in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at our California affiliate campuses.

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Introducing the 2009 IYA California Student Ambassador

Elena S. Amador is the California Student Ambassador for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy. The International Year of Astronomy is a global program that aims to bring astronomy and all space sciences to a wider audience.

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California Space Grant Sponsors Student-Run Balloon Launch

On December 6, 2008 the California Space Grant Consortium sponsored the first student-run balloon launch for the MAE department at UC San Diego where the payloads were designed and engineered by freshmen from the MAE-002 Aerospace Engineering class.

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Ongoing Space Grant Internships at JPL

Students attending Space Grant colleges and universities can apply for ongoing internships at JPL. Over 150 internships are available! To learn how to apply as well as view abstracts from previous internships, please click here.

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Space Grant Graduate Fellowship Program at UCSD

The California Space Grant Consortium is proud to announce the 2008-2009 Space Grant Graduate Fellowship Program at UCSD. Fellowships ranging from $6,000 to $8,000 will be awarded in the research theme area of:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and their associated science payload sensors and technology.

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Former Astronaut Visits California Space Grant Consortium Headquarters

California Space Grant Consortium staff had the pleasure of meeting former astronaut Millie Hughes-Fulford, Ph.D. She gave the keynote address at the BIOCOM Science Education Gala on Saturday, November 22nd,

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NASA ESMD Summer 2009 Internship Application Now Available!

The application process for the 2009 ESMD Summer Internships has begun. Interested students must first go to to find ESMD Internship opportunities and the password to access the ESMD Intern Application. You can then link to the ESMD Intern Application at

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