U of M (still) owns Space.
For those unaware, December 4 next month will be the first ever launch of the Orion Crew Capsule. Orion, similar in shape to the old Apollo capsule, will be the spacecraft of the future to ferry astronauts to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
This test flight coming up will be unmanned with the capsule on top of a Delta IV heavy rocket (the temporary launch vehicle until the SLS rocket is complete) but here's the cool part: The capsule was designed by Lockheed Martin and a good number of the Lockheed engineers who designed it were Michigan grads. I found out today that these Michigan grads are placing a UM flag in the capsule. No other college flags are going and the only other flag onboard at all will be the United States flag.