The adventures of Penn Staters shooting for the moon ... and the Google X prize.
1/6/14 -- Penn State Lunar Lion Team completed its first test of cryogenic liquid bipropellant rocket engines at the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory's high-energy test facility. *** WARNING: Be prepared for a loud sound when the engines fire in this video!!! *** lunarlion.psu.edu...
With an entire university infrastructure behind them, the Lunar Lion team plugs away in preparation for their 2015 launch. Alwin Paul and the Structures Subsystems team work on some of the metal framework for the spacecraft in the Learning Factory, Penn State's hands-on industrial and design lab. A Lunar Lion student design lead tells us a little about his experience on the team and his goals.
Eric Hurlbert(right), (MS in ME, '95), shows some team members the Project Morpheus Lander at NASA Johnson Space Center. Penn State alumni are everywhere!
Penn State Lunar Lion Members Ajeeth Ibrahim and Michael Policelli(left) stand with three Penn State Alums, all of whom work as Flight Directors in NASA Mission Control! Go PSU!
The audience listens to team leader Michael Paul at a recent meeting in Steidle Building.
Lunar Lion Team Leader Michael Paul talks about the 3D-printed model of the prototype Lunar lander and Lunar transit rockets to president Rodney Erickson (with coffee cup) and other Penn State advisers at a recent meeting in Steidle Building.