Tag: rocket

The rocket man

A few days a week, Brooks Moore can be found at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, the largest spaceflight museum in the world. It is fitting that the renowned exhibition is located in north Alabama – where America’s space program was born, and where it continues to thrive. Nobody knows Huntsville’s history…




Fly me to the moon

5…4…3…2…1, liftoff! This famous countdown was echoed by high school students from around the country as part of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket launch and internship program which took place in Colorado in July. Brandon Reeves, senior in aerospace engineering, and Jeff Thompson, technician in polymer and fiber engineering, helped educate students on rocketry…




Into the Lab: Aerospace Engineering

Joseph Majdalani, Auburn Alumni Engineering Council endowed professor and chair of aerospace engineering, and Joshua Batterson, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, are studying the oscillatory behavior and vibratory response, known as combustion instability, of chemical rockets, gas turbines and large combustors. These researchers are investigating the behavior of resonant combustion modes and acoustic instabilities which…




Red Rocket

A Russian missile has found a new home at Auburn University. The Department of Aerospace Engineering is the proud owner of a piece of military history, a Russian SA-2 Guideline Surface-to-Air Missile donated by the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center to support Auburn’s academic programs in electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering. The…