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The team looks over specifications for their design.

Seniors to reenact Van Allen radiation belt experiments

57-year-old experiment from UI will ignite new research
Four graduating seniors are helping to reenact a famous experiment from a University of Iowa scientist, helping to set new discoveries in motion.
Researchers watch data on a computer while troubleshooting electronics.

UI researchers launch rockets in search of unseen parts of universe

Five-year NASA project will develop critical technologies for future missions
A team comprised of University of Iowa researchers and students is sending its own technology on a series of NASA rockets to find parts of space we can’t currently see.
1994 portrait of James Van Allen

NASA renames space mission to honor University of Iowa’s James Van Allen

Van Allen Probes mission honors Van Allen, University of Iowa
On Nov. 9, NASA renamed a recently launched mission to study Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts as the Van Allen Probes mission in honor of the late James A. Van Allen, U.S. space pioneer and longtime distinguished professor of physics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.