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News Archive / Tagged: Florida Institute of Technology

  • Alien planet-hunting camera successfully tested at International Space Station

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 17th, 2017

    A highly advanced and specialized university-built camera has been successfully tested at the International Space Station (ISS). The instrument, known as the Charge Injection Device (CID), is designed to capture light from distant faint objects such as extrasolar worlds.

  • Alien solar system boasts tightly-spaced planets, unusual orbits

    Florida TechJuly 21st, 2016

    MELBOURNE, FLA. — Tightly spaced planets inside an alien solar system known as Kepler-80 boast a rare orbital configuration.

  • SME and 3D Technology Companies scan Orion model

    Jason RhianMarch 4th, 2016

    A model of NASA's new crew-rated spacecraft, Orion, had some rather special images taken of it this past week. The vehicle was scanned; the images from which will be used to produce replicas of the new vehicle. The model is located at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

  • Buzz Aldrin Space Institute formed at Florida Institute of Technology

    Press ReleaseAugust 28th, 2015

    MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology today held a signing ceremony formalizing the establishment of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at the university. Opening this fall and led by legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the Institute will promote the settlement of Mars through research.