GT Alumna on Final Shuttle Mission
July 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
Georgia Tech Alumna and a 1996 graduate of the Materials Science and Engineering, Sandra Magnus is currently on the final NASA space shuttle mission. Magnus was the only woman in a crew of four and is one of 47 women to have flown in the U.S. space shuttle missions. Magnus is a NASA veteran, having flown twice before on Atlantis (2002) and Endeavor (2008). Prior to last Friday’s launch of Atlantis, Magnus had flown 55 million miles and had spent over 5 months in the space.