Astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik flew to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket today, the latest chapter in UT’s 35-year track record with NASA flight missions. Bresnick earned his master’s degree in aviation systems from UT Knoxville through the UT Space Institute program in 2002. He is the 10th alumnus to complete a NASA mission in space.
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CNN broke down how Kelly’s year-long mission in space is influencing future NASA missions.
Scott Kelly underwent changes at a genetic level during his year in space.
When freshman Mason Davis contemplated what he’d do for his Life of the Mind project on this year’s common reading selection, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight, two things came to mind: cake and chocolate.
The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.
Tickets to attend the August 15 Life of the Mind event featuring Scott Kelly, the US astronaut who recently returned from a record-breaking year in space, will be available starting August 1.
Scott Kelly, the US astronaut who recently returned from a record-breaking year in space, will help launch the 2016-17 academic year UT by speaking at the annual Welcome Week Life of the Mind celebration at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 15.
NASA Commander Scott Kelly, a UT graduate, returned to Earth from his one-year mission aboard the International Space Station late Tuesday.
Scott Kelly recently took time to answer questions from space via Tumblr.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year.