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Professors Peck and Petro release new episodes of Spaceflight Mechanics for the 150th anniversary of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell

In recognition of the sesquicentennial of mechanical engineering at Cornell, this special episode of the podcast delves into the Sibley School’s history of pioneering work.


Cornell Chronicle:
Dr. Zach Ulibarri, one of two early career scientists at Cornell, awarded the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

Dr. Zach Ulibarri becomes one of two early career scientists at Cornell and eight postdoctoral fellows nationwide to receive this highly distinguished award.

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Dr. Zach Ulibarri awarded the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

Dr. Zach Ulibarri becomes one of eight post-doctoral fellows across the country to receive this highly prestigious award.

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In the Press:
Prof. Petro featured on BBC News Livestream of SpaceX's March 14th Starship Launch

Prof. Petro comments on reusable rockets, electric versus chemical propulsion, and ways to inspire more students, especially women, to pursue careers in the space industry.


MAE Professors launch Spaceflight Mechanics podcast 

Professors Elaine Petro and Mason Peck have launched a new podcast called "Spaceflight Mechanics".


Postdoc Spotlight:
Zach Ulibarri awarded the Postdoc Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Engagement 

As part of Cornell’s celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2023, Zach Ulibarri received this prestigious award.  


Cornell Chronicle:
Prof. Elaine Petro earns Air Force award to research next-gen spacecraft propellants

Prof. Petro selected along with 58 researchers nationally to receive this prestigious and highly competitive award.


Doctoral student Rafid Bendimerad has been selected to receive 2022 Africa Fund Fellowships.

Rafid Bendimerad interviewed on his research work, the implications of being awarded the 2022 Africa Fund Fellowship, and his extracurricular interests.

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The Academic Minute:
Is there Life Out There and How Would We Know?

Prof. Elaine Petro interviewed on whether we are getting closer to find out if there is life in space. 

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Designing soft-ionization techniques to detect life in the solar system

Jordan Sandell interviewed on her research work with Prof. Elaine Petro at ASTRALab and on her overall experience at Cornell as an undergraduate student.


Cornell Chronicle:
Students’ SmallSat mission explores earliest universe

A feature on Cornell's newest spacecraft design program: the Cornell SmallSat Mission Design School (SMDS) which launched in Summer 2021.


MIT Technology Review:
Blue Origin takes its first passengers to space

Prof. Elaine Petro interviewed on commercial space travel and space tourism in 2021 and beyond.


Cornell Chronicle:
Propelling Future Space Exploration 

An overview of the work under way in ASTRAlab, one of Cornell's newest space technology labs.


Cornell Chronicle: 
Cosmos unveils space-tech business, science opportunities

Prof. Petro and ASTRAlab participate in Cornell's first Space Tech Industry Day.


Sibley School Spotlight:
Welcome to MAE

Prof. Elaine Petro joins the faculty of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in July 2020.

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