EL PASO, TX: as part of their new partnership with universities, the US Space Force announced a new partnership with 11 universities across the country, among them UT Austin. The announcement came at a press conference held on August 26th.
UT President Hartzell said of the new partnership: “The University of Texas at Austin is proud of its work with the Department of Defense over many years to help achieve strategic U.S. objectives in space. We look forward to expanding upon our work with the Space Force, charting bold new areas of research, and helping educate leaders for the aerospace workforce of the future.”
“At the heart of the Space Force’s University Partnership Program is the need to advance our science and technology to build the next generation of space capabilities coupled with the need to develop the workforce of the future,” said Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations General David D. Thompson.
This announcement comes as Space Force continues to build up its capabilities to operate in space, especially through initiatives such as the Alpha Rocket, whose first test took place on September 3rd, which resulted in the rocket exploding shortly after launch.
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