News & Events


September 12, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A is researching supersonic retropropulsion, a leading technique to slow down and land large spacecrafts on Mars.

August 13, 2019 | UW News
Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering.
August 8, 2019 | SpaceNews

Audacy CEO and A&A alum Ralph Ewig is too young to recall live Apollo 11 coverage, but its influence on him was great.

July 17, 2019 | Reuters

In the 50th anniversary year of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, A&A researchers are designing rocket legs inspired by Japanese origami.

July 12, 2019 | UW Space Policy and Research Center

For Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, UW presents reflections by those who were inspired to work toward a future in space.

July 1, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

SARP, the UW rocketry team, clinched the top spot as the 2019 Judge’s Choice and Overall Winner with its hybrid rocket.

June 24, 2019 | GeekWire

The SARP team took the Judge’s Choice and Overall Winner Award at the largest collegiate rocket engineering contest.

June 18, 2019 | BARC

A&A's composites research and industry collaborations to receive a boost through BARC award from Washington state.

June 14, 2019 | Foster Blog

WM Launch Services won the Perkins Coie Best Innnovation/Technology prize at the 2019 Dempsey Startup Competition. A&A graduate students Finn van Donkelaar and James Penna and alum Casey Dunn founded the startup to develop a more efficient space launch system for large payloads.

June 13, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A remembers George Jeffs, an aerospace legend from the Apollo missions to the development of GPS satellites.

June 12, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

KWT’s student crew eases the transition from the old DAQ to a new one, a six-month process.

June 10, 2019 | GeekWire

Husky Robotics competed in the University Rover Challenge (URC), an international event that accepted 36 teams with a goal of showcasing designs for the next generation of Mars rovers.

June 5, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Professor Jinkyu Yang’s research team in the LEMS Lab is designing and fabricating origami-inspired aerospace structures.

May 24, 2019 | UW News

A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces.

May 17, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Funding targeted toward enhancing UW ice accretion research leads to KWT structural upgrades.

May 15, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Eight A&A faculty members have been recognized by the 1st annual FACET awards program.

May 11, 2019 | GeekWire

UW Hyperloop is going for the top prize in Elon Musk’s competition. This time they’ve got their racer down to fighting weight.

May 6, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A looks forward to continued collaboration with Professor Christopher Lum after his transition to Boeing.

May 2, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A students won first in master's, first in team, and third in undergraduate at the AIAA Region VI Conference.

May 1, 2019 | College of Engineering

Professor Kristi Morgansen has accepted the position of Chair of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. Says College of Engineering Dean Mike Bragg, "Her experience and dedication to the mission and excellence of A&A will serve the department and college well." 

April 22, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Research on sync and the structure of networks by the RAIN Lab, led by Mehran Mesbahi, was published in Science.
April 16, 2019 | LA Times

LA Times quotes Interim Chair Morgansen about the competition to provide broadband internet through networks of small satellites.

April 15, 2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

A&A has partnered with JCATI and aerospace company Chomarat to advance composites research and bring hands-on experience to students.

April 15, 2019 | Aerospace America

Alum Maggie Wintermute is profiled for her work at Honeywell Aerospace and her A&A training and looks to the future of aviation.

April 13, 2019 | ABC News 4 Charleston, SC

A&A students in Boeing's AerosPACE capstone program designed, built, and flew drones in a multi-university effort.