Alums contribute to NASA mission

Three aerospace engineering alums—Clay Anderson, MS’83, astronaut; LeRoy Cain, BS’88, space shuttle launch integration manager; and Joel Montalbano, BS’88, flight director—are key figures in NASA’s current missions to the International Space Station (ISS). Anderson arrived on the ISS in June aboard space shuttle Atlantis. He is a flight engineer for Exhibition 15 and will remain … Continue reading Alums contribute to NASA mission

Alum guides Endeavour mission

Joel Montalbano, an Iowa State aerospace engineering alum and NASA flight director since 1999, is the lead space station flight director for space shuttle Endeavor’s mission (STS-118) to the International Space Station (ISS). A native of Chicago, Montalbano earned his BS at Iowa State in 1988. He has been at the Johnson Space Center for … Continue reading Alum guides Endeavour mission

Hu paper earns prestigious award

Hui Hu has received the 2006 Outstanding Paper in Fluid Mechanics award presented by Measurement Science and Technology. Hu, an assistant professor in aerospace engineering at Iowa State University, wrote the article with Manoochehr Koochesfahani, professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan State University. The article, “Molecular tagging velocimetry and thermometry and its application to the … Continue reading Hu paper earns prestigious award