A commercial satellite from Indiana with Taylor University and Upland connections has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) following a successful launch by NASA from Wallops Island, Virginia, on Sunday, July 13.
Following three launch delays, the Taylor University nanosatellite was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Good Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Taylor student Jordan Melendez is one of 10 American college students selected for summer internships at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, or European Council for Nuclear Research) is the organization that houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and also discovered the Higgs boson, also known as the God particle.
A small satellite designed and built by Taylor University engineering students has completed final pre-launch tests and is set to be delivered to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for launch in early 2014.