EITD's very own Andy LaGrone Graduated Spring 2020 from UAB with a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree. For eight and a half years EITD has seen Andy perservere to achieve his goals, and today he has finally accomplished them. Andy has been working full time, raising a family, and going back to school to complete is Mechanical  Engineering degree. With the coronavirus outbreak Andy is unable to finally walk across the stage to celebrate his accomplishments. Here at EITD however we are extremely proud of all his accomplisments and are happy to have him on full time. 

Congratulations Andy! 

On November 2nd, 2019 Northrop Grumman launched NG-12 to the ISS from Wallops Flight Facility. Five UAB EITD designed and built Polar units, one MERLIN unit and a Cryo Chiller were launched to support science on the ISS.

On Thursday July 25th, 2019 SpaceX launched the 18th Cargo Resupply Service to the ISS from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Two ETID designed Polar units were hard mounted and powered and one Polar unit was soft stowed in the Dragon Capsule. 


NG-11 Launched to the International Space Station on April 17th 2019 from Launch Pad 0A of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This was Northrop Grumman's first mission to late load cargo within the 24 hours prior to launch. The Cygnus' mission was to enable NASA to resupply critical items on the space station as well as deliver new science for research. EITD was responsible for providing a UAB designed GLACIER unit, Glovebox Freezer, Cryo Chiller and two Polar units for this mission on the Antares rocket. Overall around 7,600 lbs of science, research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware were sent the the orbiting lab and crew.