UT Alumnus to Command Shuttle

Dominic GorieIf you hear the sounds of Rocky Top in the air, the music may be coming from the Space Shuttle Endeavour. UT Space Institute alumnus Dominic Gorie will be in command of the shuttle mission slated to launch today from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This will mark the fourth shuttle mission for Gorie, a 1990 UTSI alumnus.

"We are very proud to count Dominic Gorie as one of the more than 10 UTSI graduates who have become astronauts and flown on the Space Shuttle," said UTSI Chief Operating Officer Don Daniel.