Tag: SpaceX

ME student hopes NASA internship will propel her to career in aeronautic or automotive industry

From New Jersey to Australia to Michigan to California and back to Ames, Sara Mayne has done a lot during her short time as a mechanical engineering student at Iowa State University. Mayne grew up in South New Jersey, east of Philadelphia. She was attracted to STEM at an early age because of her parents, … Continue reading ME student hopes NASA internship will propel her to career in aeronautic or automotive industry

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’