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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

General David Thompson speaks to a crowd gathered at the O’Hara Student Center on Thursday.

U.S. Space Force General warns about congestion of space, international conflicts

By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer December 5, 2022
General David Thompson, the vice chief of space operations for the United States Space Force, spoke at Pitt last Thursday about issues of international politics in space.
This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA.

Editorial | The James Webb Telescope is revolutionary

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 12, 2022
The Webb telescope is revealing images of stars tens, thousands, millions and billions of years away from the lens. It has revealed galaxies and stars substantially farther than anything ever produced.
NASA’s Student Spaceflight Experiments Program chose Pitt students Marissa Defallo and Nikolas Vostal’s aluminum corrosion experiment to fly this summer to the International Space Station onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Pitt students reach new heights with NASA

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer February 17, 2020
When Marissa Defallo, a junior mechanical engineering major, worked at American Airlines for her engineering co-op, she spent a lot of time working with aluminum. Airplanes, as well as satellites, are made of the material because it is lightweight and flexible. When looking for an experiment to be performed onboard the space station, she instinctively began to think about the material that makes up the better part of the satellite — aluminum.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries the University of Pittsburgh NSF SHREC’s STP-H6-SSIVP supercomputer to the International Space Station at Cape Canaveral on May 4.

Pitt supercomputer flies high in space

By Neena Hagen and Maggie Young May 28, 2019
On Star Wars Day, May 4, in a galaxy not so far away, Pitt launched its newest supercomputer into the cosmos — marking the first time that the Pitt script logo, engraved in gold on the top of the machine, could be seen in space.
A Russian startup company announced in January it wants to create advertisements with small satellites.

Editorial: Leave advertisements out of space

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 17, 2019
In a day and age where it’s nearly impossible to go anywhere without seeing some sort of advertisement, putting them in the sky seems not only irritating, but unnecessary and harmful.
Potential American Idol contestants line the border of Schenley Plaza waiting to audition in June 2015. (Photo by Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer)

Students scatter to study in green spaces

By Joanna Li / Staff Writer November 17, 2017

Although Pitt’s campus has a lot of the amenities a traditional campus would, it doesn’t have a central green space that all the buildings on campus surround. Instead, Pitt has scattered spaces...

President Kennedy visited the University of Pittsbrugh in October of 1962 in the midst of the space race. Photo courtesy of Historic Pittsburgh

Space age brought JFK, Space Research Center to Pitt

By Brady Langmann / Staff Writer December 14, 2015

When Murray “Buzz” Susser enrolled in Pitt’s School of Medicine in 1962, he hoped to someday be the first doctor on the moon. An Air Force Reserve captain and former National Guard pilot, Susser...

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