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Virginia Tech's undergraduate student team’s selfie from space proposal was hailed by the judging panel for the novelty of its concept and its technical approach of testing LCD screens in space.
With a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers will study volume loss and develop smart prosthetic sockets to improve comfort and performance in prostheses.
Working in concert with its sister satellite GOLD, the two missions will collectively gather the most comprehensive imaging of the upper atmosphere ever seen.
WDBJ7: Changing Technology for Prosthetic Limbs
News Medical Life Sciences: New smart prosthetic sockets aim to improve comfort, performance in prostheses
Forbes.com: These Smart Prosthetic Sockets Could Enable More Comfortable Prosthesis
CNN: NASA's newest mission, ICON, has launched
WDBJ: Virginia Tech researchers contribute to upcoming NASA mission
Orlando Sentinel: Pegasus rocket looks to launch NASA weather satellite from aircraft into space
WXFR: Late NASA pioneer leaves lasting mark on Virginia Tech
WFXR: Virginia Tech students watch as rocket blasts off from Wallops Island
WDBJ: Virginia Tech students send satellite to space
WGR Radio: Brave New Atmosphere
WSET: Virginia Tech partners with NASA for research in stability wind tunnel
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