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Chris Kitts received $60,000 from Wyle Laboratories, Inc

Chris Kitts with the Mechanical Engineering Department has received an additional $60,000 from Wyle Laboratories, Inc. to support his project "NASA Solar Sail".

Chris Kitts with the Mechanical Engineering Department has received an additional $60,000 from Wyle Laboratories, Inc. to support his project "NASA Solar Sail".  This project was originally awarded an amount of $198,468, but has received additional funding and now with the latest award the project has received total funding of  $655,450. Through this project, faculty, staff and students in the Robotic Systems Laboratory are working with engineers from NASA and are preparing to conduct mission control services for NASA's newest solar sail spacecraft, scheduled for launch in Fall 2022.