While working aboard the International Space Station, Mike Hopkins realized that he’d literally come a long way since being a walk-on football player at the University of Illinois. CBs 2’s Ryan Baker reports.
Atronaut and U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Hopkins has been preparing for as many as three spacewalks to repair a broken cooling line on the station.
Hopkins had 10 minutes to answer questions from Illini aerospace engineering students at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is a 1991 engineering graduate and was co-captain of the Illini football team.
“There was no space cowboy thing going on,” former NASA secretary Janet Faina of Naperville says. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.
With Discovery now a museum piece, a former Apollo astronaut who lives in the Chicago area is decrying the effective end of America’s space program.