Author: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, UCF Today

Steam-Powered Asteroid Hoppers Developed Through University of Central Florida Collaboration

Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now possible, thanks to a collaboration between a private space company and the University of Central Florida.

UCF RESEARCHER: First Images from OSIRIS REx Mission Have Scientists Buzzing with Excitement

The holidays came early for the science team leading NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to collect samples from a near-Earth asteroid. Today they announced findings from the mission thus far, which arrived at asteroid Bennu Dec. 3.