MarsNews.com
September 11th, 2003

Detecting air leaks in space station University at Buffalo

A new software system designed by a UB aerospace engineer will help NASA detect and find air leaks in the International Space Station. The software will be installed in NASA’s mission control when the manned space station is expanded from its current eight-module configuration to its final 15-module configuration, according to John L. Crassidis, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

April 10th, 2003

UB students to “explore Mars” in Utah University at Buffalo

UB doctoral student Brent Garry has always wanted to go to Mars, but for now he’ll settle for Utah. Since April 3, he and Abby Semple, another UB doctoral student, have been part of a small team that is simulating the living and working conditions on Mars by donning space suits, exploring the geology of the very “Mars-like” canyons of Utah and essentially living in and working out of a two-story tin can similar to a spaceship.