Our community includes a former space shuttle astronaut, secretary of the Air Force, NASA deputy administrator, Air Force chief scientist, and NASA chief technologist, and numerous National Academy of Engineering members and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautic fellows.

Our research and teaching range from autonomous systems to alternative jet fuels; to highly flexible space suits woven skin-tight on their inhabitants; to constellations of nano satellites that, in concert, far outperform the single, large satellites of the past; to the development of ultra-wide bandwidth communications. These projects will make our environment cleaner and quieter; improve our health and safety; increase our mobility; heighten our efficiency; enable us to explore frontiers far beyond our current limitations.

Photo: AeroAstro Faculty

AeroAstro professor and former astronaut Jeff Hoffman in the Human Systems Lab with Biosleeve, a device designed to manipulate the International Space Station's robot arm by having it mimic a crew member's arm movements,