GT Alumna on Final Shuttle Mission

July 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo Credits: NASA

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.

For more information about women in space visit NASA’s page. And, for a fantastic graphic and blog post on women breaking through barriers in space check out Ms. Magazine’s blog.

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