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USI ventures into final frontier

The launch of USI's CubeSat from the ISS.
February 6, 2019

Five university undergraduate students were finally able to see the 10-by-10-by-30 centimeter satellite launch into the great beyond after two and a half years working on the UNITE CubeSat project. The...

USI blasts off into space

USI blasts off into space
November 27, 2018

Editor's note: On November 16, The Shield removed the story from online “To Infinity and beyond: Student satellite set to launch in 2019,” in the November 15 issue, because of an interview with a source...

Sci-Fi Novel Falls Short of Potential

Sci-Fi Novel Falls Short of Potential
August 21, 2018

Being the only person in space would be the loneliest experience anyone could ever have, but sometimes there are worse things than being lonely. In Lauren James’s young adult sci-fi novel “The...

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