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UMES pilots make aviation history

Nov 10, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

Four UMES upperclassmen - each with a pilot's license - etched their names into aviation history this fall by helping track a record-breaking flight of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

  Juniors Noah Atkins, Justin Beaudett, Chris Cornett and senior Jean Alectice were part of a team monitoring a five-day, around-the-clock mission for an upstart Falls Church, Va. company that manufactures large drones with long-range flying abilities.

  “It was a-once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Alectice said. “I would jump on it again. I had fun doing it.”

A new frontier fighting prostate cancer

Jul 14, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

UMES researcher’s gene splicing idea earns U.S. Patent

Antares rocket test 'successful' at Wallops Island

Jun 1, 2016
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, via Wikimedia Commons

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Orbital ATK has conducted a successful full-power test of the of the upgraded first stage propulsion system of its Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

The test occurred Tuesday evening at Virginia Space's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.

Lewes recognized for its important role in space research

Nov 23, 2015

LEWES, Del. (AP) — The town of Lewes has been recognized for the important role it played in helping scientists determine the size of the solar system.

WXDE-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1N48L10) that a historical marker was dedicated Friday to commemorate the international effort. It was placed with support from state Sen. Ernie Lopez, the Lewes Historical Society, Delaware Public Archives and other individuals.

Rocket carrying student experiments launched from Wallops

Aug 12, 2015
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  WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A rocket carrying student experiments has been launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore.

NASA says it launched the Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday from the Wallops Island Flight Facility. The rocket descended by parachute into the Atlantic Ocean after flying to an altitude of about 97 miles.

NASA says in a news release that the launch was witnessed by more than 60 university and college students and instructors from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.