Tag: astronaut

NASA astronaut to speak as part of Space Week Nov. 4

Posted by on October 31, 2016

Dr. Sandra Magnus, executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and former NASA astronaut, will speak about space-related topics as part of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Space Week.

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Kavandi shares lessons learned in space at S&T commencement

Posted by on December 19, 2015

Dr. Janet L. Kavandi, deputy director at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and a NASA astronaut, shared lessons she learned during her three space flights as part of commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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NASA astronaut tells new S&T grads that ‘the sky is not the limit’

Posted by on May 5, 2012

Commence_thumb.jpgNASA astronaut Sandra Magnus delivered two commencement addresses at Missouri University of Science and Technology, May 4 and May 5. She told the new graduates that “the sky is not the limit, trust me.”

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NASA astronaut to speak at S&T’s commencement ceremonies

Posted by on April 20, 2012

NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus will be the commencement speaker during two graduation ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology this spring.

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Reaching for the stars

Posted by on August 30, 2005

It’s become an American cliche, the familiar answer to a question asked of American schoolkids everywhere in the 1960s and ’70s. What do you want to be when you grow up? the teacher would ask. The less inspired among us would recite the usual answers: firefighters, doctors, police officers. But there were always other children […]

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Tom Akers receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Posted by on December 2, 2004

Col. Tom Akers, instructor of mathematics and statistics at the University of Missouri-Rolla, is the recipient of a 2004 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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UMR graduate set to blast off

Posted by on October 4, 2002

UMR graduate Sandra Magnus and a crew of four other astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut are scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Oct. 7 aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. This is Magnus’ first space flight.

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