Mark Whorton has been named the new executive director of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma.
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Finalists are being selected in the search for a new director of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma and will lead public forums for faculty and staff in the next few weeks.
The UT Space Institute has resumed its search for a new director to replace the retiring Buddy Moore.
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.
Scott Kelly got in on some Tonight Show fun and became a Twitter sensation over the weekend.
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.
UTSI alumnus Scott Kelly will perform a six-hour space walk to repair the International Space Station.
The committee that has been searching to fill the position of executive director for the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma has identified two finalists. The campus community is invited to view webcasts of public forums given by the finalists.
UT astronaut Scott Kelly spoke via a White House blog about why images of Earth resonate with people.