Professor Kevin M. Crosby teaches in the Physics and Astronomy Department and Computer Science Department at Carthage, and has chaired both departments. He has taught broadly across the physics curriculum, including courses in planetary astronomy and global climate science. He is currently involved in a variety of undergraduate space science research initiatives, including microgravity studies of lunar regolith, and near space exploration using sounding rockets and high altitude balloons.
Prof. Crosby and his students have been selected by NASA to participate in NASA's Systems Engineering Educational Discovery Program every year since 2008. The team travels to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where they conduct research aboard NASA's microgravity aircraft, the Weightless Wonder. Prof. Crosby also particpates in NASA Space Grant Consortium's RockSat program in which student teams design and build experiments for launch aboard Modified Terrier Orion suborbital rockets at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA.
He came to Carthage in 1998. Read more.
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