• The Texas Spacecraft Lab (TSL), in which undergraduate and graduate student teams could fabricate small satellites (nanoSats) and payloads for balloons and sounding rockets, was established.
  • The Control Systems Laboratory was established.
  • The first issue of The Longhorn Liftoff newsletter was circulated to alumni and friends of the department.



  • Professor Philip Varghese was named ASE/EM department chair.

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