At a media unveiling Wednesday UC researchers spelled out the specifics of the agreement with NASA. The Space Act Agreement, signed with NASA's Ames Research Center in California, clears the way for collaboration in four key areas:
- Intelligent Systems and Structures (unmanned aerial vehicles)
- Nanomedicine and Biomedicine
- Environment and Sustainability
- Analytics and Cyber Security
UC students will also have access to the Ames wind tunnel, the largest in the world.
The University of Cincinnati will remember Astronaut Neil Armstrong, a professor of aerospace engineering from 1971 to 1979, with an exhibit beginning Thursday. Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died in August, 2012.
The exhibit, titled "Neil Armstrong: The Life and Flight of a Reluctant Hero" features artifacts donated to UC by the Armstrong family, including a space mask and plaques awarded to him. A preview Wednesday will feature a life-size bas-relief plaque depicting the astronaut on campus. It will be permanently installed in the entrance to Rhodes Hall. The exhibit runs through November 27th.
Members of the Armstrong family, including sons Mark and Rick, will speak about their father at a preview Wednesday.
Explore the commemorative website here.