The Daily Illini

U.S is entering a new era of space travel

By Paul DeLutio, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Failure can often be channeled and used as a powerful motivator, and after four previous failed attempts, the private space exploration company SpaceX has reached a huge milestone for space travel, successfully landing one of its Falcon 9 rockets aboard a drone barge in the middle of the Atlantic. Deliv...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.

March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025.  The only catch is the team won’t be coming back to Earth.  According to its “road map,” the...

Dia de los Muertos offers opportunity to celebrate life

Dia de los Muertos offers opportunity to celebrate life

By Becky Nguyen

November 3, 2014

La Casa Cultural Latina, University YMCA and La Casa Alliance of Student Organizations came together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos on Thursday at the University YMCA. Latzer Hall’s perimeter was aligned with altars in commemoration of loved ones and colorful banners to liven up the dim room.   There w...

Lessons From The Soil at Native American House

Photos courtesy Beverly Smith. Students gather at the Native American House during its semester-long Chat 'n Chew presentation series last year. As part of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’s Lunch on Us series, each presentation provides a free lunch and runs from noon to 1 p.m.

By Saher Khan

September 4, 2014

The earth often offers more than just food and sustenance to society. On Friday, it will also be giving people a history lesson at the Native American House during the Lessons From the Soil Chat ’N Chew.  Seven different units participate in the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’ lect...