NDSU, UND contribute to successful Artemis One launch

Photo by: NASA - Facebook
Photo by: NASA - Facebook

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota's two largest universities are among the teams that played a part in the successful launch of the Artemis One rocket.

North Dakota State University is one of seven university teams to develop design ideas to help advance and execute NASA's Artemis program objectives.

The University of North Dakota offers spaceflight training and is the first university to operate a NASA-funded laboratory dedicated to designing and making space suits.

UND's Space Studies Department Chair Dr. Pablo de Leon has spent three decades conducting space engineering research.

The Artemis One rocket successfully launched from South Florida this past Tuesday night.