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“UCF Physics Professor Named to NASA Mission, Lands Grant for Space Mining” – Article In UCF TODAY

April 2016

“UCF physics professor Dan Britt has been named to the New Horizons mission team as the spacecraft heads to the Kuiper Belt. He’s also just landed a grant to help create fake asteroid material, which will help NASA and private companies prepare the technology needed to mine asteroids and eventually other planets.

“It’s been a pretty good month,” Britt said from Boulder, Colo., where he’s working on another proposal for NASA. “This is a great time to be in this field.”

Britt joins the team responsible for sending New Horizons to Pluto and which made headlines last year when it unveiled the first pictures of Pluto’s surface. Mountain ranges and perhaps even oceans under its frozen surface have been recorded by the spacecraft.”

To read the entire article go to  UCF TODAY http://today.ucf.edu/ucf-physics-professor-named-to-nasa-mission-lands-grant-to-plan-for-space-mining/

Dr. Daniel Britt

Dr. Daniel Britt