Projects for Planet Earth

SUBMERSIBLE DRONE, POWERED BY PI Rather than taking to the skies like most Pi-powered drones, this ingenious ROV dives beneath the surface for some underwater exploration A keen scuba diver and RC model maker, Niels Affourtit had always been fascinated by the possibility of building a remote-control submarine, but was deterred due to the expense […]

Who wants to train like an astronaut in Russia?

Call for Volunteers for Sirius Mission The Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP), jointly with Human Research Program NASA (HRP NASA), will be conducting an extended duration lunar mission simulation at its facility in Moscow in 2019 and 2020. The mission, known as Sirius, will involve a crew of six, including three Russians and three non-Russians. […]

UCLA students in the news for building rockets

FAR-Mars Society Student Rocket Launch Contest Held in Mojave Over the weekend the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) and the Mars Society held an exciting student rocket launch competition at the FAR launch site in California’s Mojave Desert. Announced last year, the rocket contest invited college engineering teams from around the world to compete for […]

Can students compete building rockets?

FAR-Mars Society Student Rocket Launch Contest Held in Mojave Over the weekend the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) and the Mars Society held an exciting student rocket launch competition at the FAR launch site in California’s Mojave Desert. Announced last year, the rocket contest invited college engineering teams from around the world to compete for […]