Alumna Lori Magruder is the science team lead for NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission, which will use new laser technology to track the changes in elevation of Earth's polar ice sheets within a fraction of an inch.

Alumnus Denis Felikson has received an early career award from the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences for research into glacier thinning that he conducted while working as a graduate research assistant at UT Austin.

For almost two decades, the UT Center for Space Research, directed by Srinivas Bettadpur in the ASE/EM department, has monitored the seasonal response of regional vegetation during periods of ample rainfall separated by prolonged droughts.

This opinion piece written by associate professor Moriba Jah discusses the issue of the increasing amount of space debris orbiting Earth and how developing space traffic laws could help solve the problem.

As we celebrate 50 years since the first moon walk, we take a look at some of the roles that our alumni and faculty played during this momentous time in history.