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Two-image collage. Left image is of student conducting experiment, which involves using a pipet. Right picture is student posing beside a mini replica of NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Telescope.

Mar 6, 2024

Reflecting the future: Revolutionizing space exploration with liquid mirrors

Liquid mirrors in space offer the potential for much larger reflective surfaces, a critical factor in enhancing light-gathering capabilities and improving overall telescope performance. 

Mar 1, 2024

Students are invited to attend NASA-led open science workshop

North Carolina Space Grant invites students to register for the North Carolina Space Symposium and attend an open science workshop. The Symposium will take place March 22, 2024, at the McKimmon Center on NC State University’s campus in Raleigh, NC.  

Alumna Christina Koch, right, speaks with Chancellor Randy Woodson during a recent Red Chair Chats podcast. A red banner runs across the bottom of the image with the NC State wolf silhouette on the left.

Dec 15, 2023

To the Moon: Chancellor Woodson talks Artemis II and chasing dreams with NASA astronaut Christina Koch

NASA astronaut and three-time NC State alum Christina Koch joins Chancellor Woodson for the first live episode of Red Chair Chats and previews the Artemis II mission, slated to orbit the moon in fall 2024. 

NASA's Artemis 1 rocket begins its launch.

Nov 28, 2023

Energy-X awarded NASA grant for carbon capture in space systems

Energy eXploration Laboratory (Energy-X) in collaboration with its industry partner was awarded a NASA grant to develop a carbon removal system for next-generation space vehicles.  

A drawing on paper from the HELIOS project displayed on dry erase board.

Oct 31, 2023

HELIOS 25th anniversary event was out of this world

The NC State alumni who worked on the HELIOS project have certainly landed among the stars. 

Michael Puzio, center, helps hold a piece of asteroid. On his left is a man and on his right is a woman, both helping to hold the asteroid fragment. Behind all three is a colorful mural depicting various celestial bodies and objects.

Sep 29, 2023

NASA lands samples from Bennu, an asteroid named by an NC State student

When Michael Puzio was 9 years old, he named an asteroid. 

Collage of 8 profile pictures of NASA interns.

Jul 20, 2023

NASA and industry interns soar in summer internships

Summer interns advance on their summer-long research projects with real-world applications and implications at NASA centers and aerospace companies. 

Christina Koch in orange flight suit.

Jun 6, 2023

To the moon

Christina Koch will be the first woman to fly to and orbit the moon as one of four astronauts selected for NASA’s Artemis II mission. 

NASA Artemis Launch Director speaks to NC Space Symposium attendees during keynote presentation about Artemis missions and the future of space exploration.

May 19, 2023

Annual NC Space Symposium returns in-person to celebrate student research

On April 21, North Carolina Space Grant hosted its annual NC Space Symposium at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The Symposium brought together over 200 students and professionals from all over the state of North Carolina to celebrate student research and learn from experts.