In the midst of America's uncertain future in space travel, video game entrepreneur Richard Garriott delivered a message of optimism to those who attended his talk and film screening on May 4, sponsored by the UT Austin chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Thomas J.R. Hughes, a longtime leader in the field of finite elements, has been selected to receive an honorary degree from Northwestern University.

A student design team from Dr. Wallace Fowler’s Spacecraft Mission Design course placed first in the AIAA Region IV Student Paper Conference held in Houston, TX April 2-3.

J. T. Oden has received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Engineering, from Ohio State University.

As we enter 2010, the Longhorn Rocket Association (LRA) continues to grow in numbers and aspirations. With membership approaching 50, the LRA is expanding its projects to new levels. As always we continue to hold smaller model rocket launches at the Pickle Research Center.