Badders and Swarmer Return from Summer NASA Internships
Two Space Studies graduate students have returned from their summer NASA internships funded by North Dakota Space Grant. Brian Badders has returned from working as a Research Associate in the NASA Academy for Space Exploration at Ames Research Center. He worked under the guidance of Dr. Brad Bailey on the development of hybrid near-space technologies for affordable access to suborbital space. He also worked as part of a team developing a universal bioreactor platform capable of advanced testing of biological tissues onboard the International Space Station. Tiffany Swarmer returned from Johnson Space Center where she worked on multiple research projects with both the Microbiology and Flight Analogues groups. This included analysis of microbial growth in microgravity environments, the review of NASA NEEMO missions, and development plans for the new HERA habitat.