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Aerospace engineers play a key role in the advancement of society, performing work that touches our lives in countless ways beyond aircraft and spacecraft design alone. 

With a stellar reputation and strong research focus that yields real-world breakthroughs, the University of Minnesota (UMN) Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) Department is the premier destination for transforming active learners into lifelong contributors.

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Don Piccard, a Pioneer Who Soared, Is Dead at 94

Don Piccard, a pioneer in the sport of hot-air ballooning and scion of a balloon family whose parents reached the stratosphere, died on Sept. 13.
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