UT Space Institute News

Engineers Day to Draw 1,700 to UT, Feature Address from Space Station

Astronauts Barry Wilmore, left, and Reid Wiseman set up their space suits and tools in the equipment lock of the Quest Airlock aboard the International Space Station on October 1. Wilmore earned his master’s in aviation systems from UT.

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.

Space: Football’s Final Frontier

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

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