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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.  

NASA's Artemis 1 rocket begins its launch.

Apr 7, 2023

‘It’s America’s Rocket:’ A Q&A with Artemis launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson ahead of NC Space Symposium

Charlie Blackwell-Thompson is the first woman launch director at NASA. On November 16, 2022, she launched Artemis I, the first in a series of missions bringing human exploration back to the Moon and eventually, Mars. As the keynote speaker for the NC Space Symposium on April 21, Blackwell-Thompson will share her experiences with students. She spoke with NC Space Grant about her STEM journey and her role in the Artemis missions. 

The flight crew of Artemis II: Mission specialist Christina Koch, pilot Victor Glover, commander Reid Wiseman and mission specialist Jeremy Hansen. (Photo courtesy of NASA.)

Apr 6, 2023

‘We’re headed for the moon’

Just after Christina Koch learned last month that she had been selected for NASA’s Artemis II project — becoming the first woman to travel around the moon and back as part of a four-member crew — the pioneering NASA astronaut and three-time NC State graduate was told to limit sharing the news to only a few… 

Christina Koch, right, and crew of Artemis II.

Apr 3, 2023

Alumna to orbit the moon during Artemis II mission

Christina Koch (BS EE ’01; MS EE ’02) has been named to NASA’s Artemis II crew which will venture around the Moon on a 10-day mission. 

View of deep space. Gases are expanding in such a way to resemble a human hand with fingers extended.

Mar 10, 2023

Registration is now open for the 2023 NC Space Symposium

The 2023 NC Space Symposium will feature presentations by NASA experts, including the Artemis I launch director, as well as talks by student researchers and industry professionals. Make plans now to join NC Space Grant on Friday, April 21, at the McKimmon Center on NC State’s campus. Registration is now open and available through April 15.  

Kierra Shook. Behind her are the United States flag on the left and NASA's flag on the right.

Feb 16, 2023

Aerospace engineering student realizes childhood dream with NASA

The University Honors Program (UHP) interviews Kierra Shook about her 2022 internships with NASA. 

Christina Koch dressed in her blue NASA uniform.

Feb 2, 2023

_pace, the final frontier

Koch, a native of Michigan who grew up in Jacksonville, N.C., and attended both the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and NC State, returned to her home state over the weekend for three standing-room-only, hour-long presentations at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Astronomy Days, a triumphant return after three years off for the kid-friendly program because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Fischer, third from right, at the 2022 Space Technology Hall of Fame induction ceremony with T. E. Zelibor, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), CEO Space Foundation; Sid Mair, President and CEO, Penguin Computing; Philip Pokorny, CTO, Penguin Computing; Sterling; and Robert D. Cabana, NASA Associate Administrator.

Dec 6, 2022

COE alumnus honored for supercomputing innovations

Jim Fischer, electrical engineering ‘74, was a key player in several groundbreaking initiatives during his 40-year career at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, including managing the team that designed and built a revolutionary cluster computing prototype — the foundational architecture for most of the world’s top 500 supercomputers and today’s cloud computing. 

NASA's Artemis 1 rocket begins its launch.

Nov 21, 2022

Ask An Engineer: What is Artemis?

Engineering Communications spoke with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Dr. Andre Mazzoleni and Dr. Steven Berg to learn more about NASA's Artemis program.