November 17, 2021

Slippery Rock physics majors developing space technology with NASA grant

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (WKBN) –– Seven students at Slippery Rock University are helping NASA develop space exploration technology.

Some of it could be used to land on Mars one day.

Part of that work is developing a tiny microscope, made possible by a $25,000 grant from NASA.

Recently there has been a spiked interest in the debate about aliens. Are they real? 

On Friday the U.S. government released a long-awaited report about aliens, whether or not unidentified flying objects seen by Navy pilots were alien spacecraft. The report was inconclusive … but didn’t rule out the possibility. 

What’s that have to do with Slippery Rock? The students there are helping NASA to develop and design space exploration technology, namely working on a compact microscope.

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