Archives for 2007

Undergrads share NASA co-op experiences at JSC

Click on these students’ names to learn how they got the opportunity to co-op at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), details about their NASA experiences, and what they enjoyed doing when not on the job. Brian Banker, senior, Ames, Iowa, completed his third tour in summer 2007. Sara Blatz, senior, Dubuque, Iowa, completed her fourth [Continue Reading…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Anderson prepares to use robotic arm

Iowa State aerospace engineering alum Clay Anderson and his Expedition crewmates onboard the International Space Station will move a major piece of equipment, the pressurized mating adapter-3 (PMA-3), this week. The PMA-3 is being relocated to make room for the installation of Harmony, a 23- by 14-foot module, which will arrive on space shuttle Discovery [Continue Reading…]