Jun. 17, 2021—By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer June 7, 2021, 2:54 PM The Associated Press, ABC News CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Outdoing his fellow billionaires in daredevilry, Jeff Bezos will blast into space next month when his Blue Origin company makes its first flight with a crew. The 57-year-old Amazon founder and richest person in the world by Forbes’...
Jun. 10, 2021—The Vanderbilt Rocket Team placed second in the Launch Division of the 2021 NASA Student Launch Competition, the space agency announced June 4. The team will receive $2,500 from the National Space Club. The Vanderbilt team also won NASA’s Educational Engagement Award for their innovative virtual rocketry workshops for school students.
May. 28, 2021—United States Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond visited Vanderbilt University to learn about the pioneering aerospace engineering projects at the university’s research institutes and trans-institutional programs. The visit also presented areas for collaboration with the newest independent service of the U.S. military.
Jul. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt University rocket team has won an unprecedented seventh NASA Student Launch national title, NASA officials today announced the Artemis Generation winners of its 2020 launch competition.
Jul. 24, 2020—After eight months of late nights writing reports, early morning presentations to NASA rocketry experts, and weekends spent building, testing, flying, and perfecting their machines, Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, claimed top honors for the seventh time in the last eight years at NASA Student Launch Competition
May. 9, 2020—VADL Design Team Member and Payload Specialist Luke Neise has been honored as the 2020 VUSE graduating class’ Founder’s Medalist. Neise has the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and is set to begin graduate study in the aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford.
Jan. 31, 2020—VADL Alumnus Kevin Bush, BE’14, has been named to the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, which highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.” Bush was selected in the energy sector.
Dec. 13, 2019—A team from the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab was specially selected by NASA to present their university-based flight projects to the NASA Administrator, NASA officials and national media at Artemis Day, Dec. 9, 2019, at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. VADL is a six-time champion and an eight-time payload award winner of the NASA...
Nov. 11, 2019—A 25-member engineering team—13 seniors, 9 undergraduates and three graduate students—in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory is taking on the 2020 NASA Student Launch challenge. VADL won its sixth national championship in 2019, winning the top spot in the last seven years: 2018 and 2016-2013.
Jun. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt’s internationally acclaimed aerospace design program has propelled many alumni into the science of spaceflight