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Topic: Space

Peter Lee ’94 PhD'03 MD'05 remembers his educational experience at Brown University fondly as a period rich with the pursuit of diverse interests, ranging from a medical career to space-related research on damaged skeletal muscle.

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A cardiothoracic surgeon, aerospace researcher and professor: Peter Lee ’94 PhD’03 MD’05 on his path back to Brown

March 29, 2021 0 comments

Peter Lee ’94 PhD’03 MD’05, cardiothoracic surgeon and an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, conducted his undergraduate, graduate and medical studies at the University and returns to College Hill from Ohio State University as an accomplished researcher and surgeon with varied interests. 

Despite initial estimates by the Brown Space Engineering team that expected the satellite to only last six months to a year, it ran successfully for two and a half years in low Earth orbit.

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Student-built satellite returns after two and a half years in space

March 15, 2021 0 comments

Brown Space Engineering’s first ever student-built satellite, EQUiSat, reentered Earth’s atmosphere on Dec. 26, 2020, after over 14,000 trips around Earth.

A variety of speakers with backgrounds such as ecology, public policy and theology gathered virtually at the event.

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Annual Space Horizons conference discusses sustainability in space

February 11, 2021 0 comments

Scientists, researchers and space enthusiasts convened at Brown’s annual Space Horizons conference from Feb. 8-12, where they attempted to answer some of the most pressing questions in space exploration and research.

Astronaut Jessica Meir '99 is photographed outside the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, after landing with two fellow astronauts in a remote region of Kazakhstan on Friday, April 17.

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A dream achieved: 205 days later, Meir ’99 lands back on Earth

April 17, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Jessica Meir ’99 returned to Earth’s surface Friday at 1:16 am EDT, marking the end of her 205th day in space. The landing was live-streamed on NASA’s website as Thursday night gave way to Friday morning on the East coast.

Photographed by fellow astronaut Christina Koch, Jessica Meir '99 conducts a spacewalk to upgrade some of the power systems on the ISS.

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On Friday, astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 will return to a changed Earth

April 12, 2020 1 comment

When Jessica Meir ’99 was last subject to Earth’s gravitational pull almost seven months ago, life looked very different. This week she journeys home, leaving the isolation of the International Space Station behind to return to a self-quarantining planet. 

The conference featured keynote speaker Kimberly Arcand, visualization and emerging technology lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Annual Space Horizons conference convenes

February 11, 2020 Comments are Disabled

This past weekend, experts from fields including Industrial Design, Aerospace Engineering, Theology and Planetary Science gathered with students in Hazeltine Commons. There, the 12th annual Space Horizons conference convened to contemplate how future journeys to space could help humanity save Earth.

University researchers analyzed images from CRISM to identify hydrated silica at the Jezero crater on the red planet. The Mars 2020 rover will retrieve samples from the site for further analysis.

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Fossilizing mineral found at 2020 Mars rover landing site

November 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Identifying life on Mars may be within reach thanks to University researchers’ new findings of hydrated silica on the red planet.

Former astronaut Jeff Hoffman speaks at Space Horizons conference titled “A Century in Space: Designing 2056.” The event speakers ranged from astronauts to researchers to academic scholars.

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‘Space Horizons’ boosts research for life beyond earth

February 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In a seemingly endless expanse of darkness, planets orbit around shining stars and an invisible frontier awaits exploration, begging a number of questions: How far has prior knowledge guided us? How much further can latest advancements take us, and how long could we survive in space?

EQUiSat was launched into space early Monday morning on a rocket headed for the International Space Station. The satellite is equipped with an LED light that will allow people to see it from Earth.

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Student-built satellite launches into space

May 24, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The night before their satellite was launched into space aboard a NASA rocket, past and present members of Brown Space Engineering gathered to celebrate the last seven years with a cookout, said Anand Lalwani ’18, leader of the group’s team in charge of solar power and battery construction.

Professor brings international science to University

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Professor brings international science to University

April 1, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States competed in virtually every arena, each power vying for the political, economic and military advantage.