Associate Professor Jay McMahon was featured in an article on NASA's DART mission, which successfully crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos yesterday.
The piece, in the Christian Science Monitor, was written ahead of the collision. It outlines goals of the mission as an experiment for future planetary defense from asteroids.
McMahon, a participating scientist on the DART mission, is a faculty member in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert on asteroid and comet science and autonomous guidance, navigation and control.