Welcome to NASA Kentucky

The Kentucky Space Grant Consortium has invested in the careers of Kentucky researchers and students for the past 25 years. Managed alongside NASA EPSCoR, these programs form the nucleus of NASA Kentucky and provide an engine of opportunity for scientific and technological leadership in the state.

Kentucky goes to space!
KySat-2 launched Nov 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM on the ORS-3 mission from NASA Wallops.
Follow along as it circles the globe. (Click satellite icon and select KySat-2)

Video: Kentucky’s Student-Built Satellite

Morehead State University KySat-2 Team

Morehead State University KySat-2 Team

University of Kentucky KySat-2 Team

University of Kentucky KySat-2 Team

KySat-2 Mission Patch

KySat-2 Mission Patch


Award Opportunities
NASA Kentucky:

RFP-12-003A: NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity AMENDED
RFP-12-UGTS: NASA KY Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Travel Scholarships OPEN


NASA Scholarships  OPEN  Closes May 16, 2014
NASA Fall 2014 Internships  OPEN  Closes August 31, 2014

Additional opportunities listed on NASA Internships and Team Projects.


• NASA is accepting applications for Fall 2014 internships. Apply early, selections can begin
   prior to the deadline.
• The National Council of Space Grant Directors 25th Anniversary Space Grant Book is now
   available (PDF, 25MB). Kentucky Space Grant is featured on pgs. 38-39.

Conferences, Meetings, and Lectures

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)  UK – April 3-5, 2014

Wing Design Competition 2013

Wing Design Competition 2013 Results:
• 1st – Conner High School (Boone County), Team Charlie
• 2nd – Muhlenberg County High School, Flying Mustangs
• 3rd – Conner High School (Boone County), Ace of Spades
• Aviators’ Award – Taylor County High School
• Aviators’ Award Honorable Mention – Frankfort High School,¬†Unmanned Panther Squadron
Wing Design Competition 2013 photo gallery and full results

News & Events

UofL Runner-Up in USLI, Kentucky Students Successful in Recent Aerospace Competitions

Wing Design Competition 2013 Press Release and Final Results

RFP-12-003A Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity Extended to 2014

The NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs transitioned in 2010 to the University of Kentucky as host institution. Awards initiated before April 1, 2010 will continue to be administered at Western Kentucky University by Dr. Michael Carini. He can be reached via email nasa@wku.edu or phone 270-745-6198.

Contact Us

Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director

Dr. Janet K. Lumpp, Associate Director

Jacob Owen, Assistant Director

Mark Pittman, Program Manager

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs
University of Kentucky College of Engineering
112 Robotics Bldg (RMB)
Lexington, KY 40506-0108

Phone: 859-218-6272 (859-218-NASA)
Fax: 859-257-0035
E-mail: nasa@uky.edu

Twitter @NASAKentucky