Tag: SpaceX

ISU Hyperloop returns from Design Weekend with new name, focus

Though not chosen to advance to competition weekend, materials engineering senior Andrew Kitahara and the ISU Hyperloop team walked away from the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Design Weekend with a bigger prize: the desire to continue working to revolutionize the world. Kitahara and the ISU Hyperloop team competed in the Design Weekend held January 29 and … Continue reading ISU Hyperloop returns from Design Weekend with new name, focus

Engineering students team up for SpaceX Hyperloop Competition

In June 2015, Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX and CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, issued a challenge. He established an open competition geared towards university students and independent engineering teams to design and build the best Hyperloop pod. Andrew Kitahara, a senior in materials engineering, and Brandon Klosterman, a senior in … Continue reading Engineering students team up for SpaceX Hyperloop Competition

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Michaela Antolak: ‘If I can’t be an astronaut, I’ll build the rockets’

A strict series of physical requirements must be met in order to earn the coveted position of a NASA astronaut: 20/20 corrected vision, 140/90 blood pressure, and a height between 62 and 75 inches. At 5 feet tall, only two inches separated Michaela Antolak from her lifelong dream. Growing up near the Johnson Space Center, … Continue reading Michaela Antolak: ‘If I can’t be an astronaut, I’ll build the rockets’