Scott Kelly will begin a one-year mission in space later this week, giving UT an impressive span of being represented almost eighteen consecutive months in space.
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UT alumnus Scott Kelly is gaining a lot of attention for his upcoming mission. CNN, Time Magazine, and CBS News have featured him in stories, and he is a guest of honor at the State of the Union address.
University of Tennessee Space Institute H.H. Arnold Chair John Schmisseur was recently honored by Purdue University as one of that school’s Outstanding Aerospace Engineer alumni for 2014.
Competition, fun, and a little information will be on tap Thursday as some of the top high school students in East Tennessee arrive on campus for the College of Engineering’s annual Engineers Day. All undergraduate classes will be dismissed for the day so that UT faculty, staff and students can interact with the visitors, more than 1,700 of whom will be attending this year.
The Wall Street Journal interviewed alumnus Barry “Butch” Wilmore about watching Southeastern Conference football in space. Wilmore, a NASA astronaut, is launching into space next week where he will takeover as expedition commander in November. He has arranged to have games recorded and uplinked as computer files through a DVR-like setup for astronauts. Some of
One of UT’s most world-renowned components celebrates a milestone soon, and the public is invited to join in the fun.
Former NASA astronaut and UT graduate Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr. died on July 17 after an illness. He was eighty years old.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured an article on Barry “Butch” Wilmore, a UT graduate, who will take command of the International Space Station in November.
UT alumnus and NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore will command the next crew to launch to the International Space Station.
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.