Astronaut to Visit the U of MN to Award Scholarships

On November 7, 2017, former astronaut Daniel Brandenstein visited the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to award Astronaut Scholarships to two undergraduate students, Merrick Pierson Smela and Rahul Parhi. The scholarship was created in 1985 by the Mercury 7 astronauts to encourage the study of science and engineering. These scholarships are awarded to students […]


Academic High-Altitude (Ballooning) Conference – AHAC 2017

On October 27 and 28, 2017, the MN Space Grant at the U of MN – Twin Cities is hosting a national post-eclipse stratospheric ballooning conference – AHAC 2017 – for teams from around the country to gather and share their eclipse-ballooning results and talk about their experiences. Over 100 attendees have registered and abstracts […]