- Tuesday, June 05, 2012
UT Aerospace alumna Col. Jeannie Leavitt (BS ASE ’90) has made history by becoming the first woman to take command of an Air Force combat fighter wing in North Carolina. Read the Fox News story.
After Col. Leavitt graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1990, she joined the United States Air Force. At the time, women were not allowed to serve during flying combat missions or aboard most Navy warships. On April 28, 1993, Defense Secretary Les Aspin ordered service chiefs to drop these restrictions.
Following the repeal, the U.S. Air Force named the first seven women to fly combat aircraft in the USAF. Col. Jeannie Flynn-Leavitt was among these women and later became the first woman to actually enter fighter lead-in training. Now, she has made history once again by becoming the first female wing commander.
For the first time in six years of competition, the UT UAV team autonomously landed its aircraft...
An unmanned rocket headed to the International Space Station on Tuesday exploded seconds after launching. One of the items on board was a $1 million satellite designed and built by students at the University of Texas at Austin. For them, science is their way of changing the world. (KXAN, October 28, 2014)
students was destroyed Tuesday when the unmanned Antares Rocket exploded seconds after liftoff. (Austin-American Statesman, October 28, 2014)
Students built a satellite nicknamed R.A.C.E. that will be launched by NASA to record climate changes (FOX Austin, October 24, 2014)