USC Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering

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about USC MS ASTE in Acta Astronatica, v. 103, pp. 92-105, 2014
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USC Astronautics – LinkedIn Group

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Trojans in Space – USC Astronauts

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USC Astronautics Alumni, Students, Faculty,

and Program Friends

The network of the alumni, students, faculty, and program friends and supporters of USC Astronautics, a rapidly growing nationally-prominent program offering degrees in astronautical engineering. Hundreds of our alumni work in the leading American space companies and government research and development centers.

The true story ... Now it can be told

We welcome not only our current and former students with the degrees in Astronautical Engineering (or the preceding degree in Aerospace Engineering, with specialization in Astronautics), but also all current and former USC students who took our space classes and are part of the great space enterprise.

USC Astronautics began as a space engineering specialization in the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California. Today, it is an independent space-focused Department of Astronautical Engineering in the Viterbi School.

Astronautics program history, focus, structure, and dynamics

The Astronautics Department awarded more than 650 degrees Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering in 2004-2020. More than 2000 students took the flagship Astronautics graduate course ASTE-520 (old AE-501 and AME-501) Spacecraft Systems Design from 1994-2020).

The USC-Astronautics LinkedIn group also welcomes our program friends and supporters from the space and defense industries, national laboratories and FFRDCs, government centers, academia, and space advocates who are interested in and support our program.

Periodically, our group members post job openings -- many will certainly find them useful.

Connect with your fellow Astro-Trojans.  Ad Astra!

In order to get the USC-Astronatics rocket-scientist T-shirt, join the group and follow the instructions.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (left) at the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Orlando, Fla., with the USC-Astronautics rocket-scientist T-shirt; Mike Gruntman is on the right; VSOE GAPP's Billy Schwerin is behind the desk in the center. January 5, 2011.

Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin (center) and the instructor of ASTE's Space Architecting Studio Madhu Thangavelu (right) with the USC-Astronautics rocket scientist T-shirt; ASTE graduate student Sam Barbour is next to Aldrin and Mike Gruntman is on the left. December 13, 2012.

The USC AstronauticsLinkedIn group launched on 11 April 2009.

To join the group

If you are new to LinkedIn ...
First, join LinkedIn. Then, search LinkedIn groups for "USC Astronautics" and request to join our group.

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