The Mission of AeroSpace Technology Research & Operations (ASTRO) is to advance research ideas and concepts to practical application and space flight. It does this by helping to advance researcher concepts to Technology Readiness Levels suitable for adoption by government and industry users, while infusing industry and government needs into the research and education process at one of the top universities in the world.
ASTRO has assembled a unique combination of staff, facilities and alliances to provide clients with state of the art research and program support. ASTRO leverages its close association with Texas A&M University College of Engineering faculty and students, and other collaborating engineering agencies to execute a variety of complex projects of significant interest to the space community.
ASTRO is also committed to providing extensive outreach opportunities in the STEM field to undergraduate college students and levels K through 12 in the State of Texas.