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UC signs NASA agreement, keeps Armstrong legacy alive

UPDATE:

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.
Posted 11/4:

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.

Ann Thompson has years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology