Young collaborates with NASA at Langley Research Center

Andrew Young, a University of Maine doctoral student in civil engineering who conducts research at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow, recently participated in a 10-week visiting technologist experience at NASA’s Langley Research Center.

Young was recently featured on University of Maine News:

For some, a dusty place where it snows and the average temperature is 81 degrees below zero Fahrenheit might not be an appealing destination.

But Mars — the fourth planet from the sun — is a place NASA intends for astronauts to explore.

Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia routinely ask, “How do we get there? What will we find? And what can we learn there that will make life better here on Earth?”

Earlier this year, Young took part in a 10-week visiting technologist experience at Langley Research Center to help further that goal. NASA had named Young a fellow for his efforts, and results, on testing its Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) at the Composites Center.

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