Engineering graduate and undergraduate students are displaying heightened interest in space-related studies as entrepreneurial space start-ups get ready to start flying, panelists discussing the role of academia in the burgeoning “New Space” movement said Nov. 15. “I can say for a fact we have engineering students coming into the programs at RPI who used to say ‘I want to work at NASA,’ and now they say ‘I want to work at SpaceX and the other companies,” said Jon Morse, a former ...

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