International Space Station
If Reid Wiseman’s career as an astronaut and naval aviator doesn’t work out, he might want to think about taking up professional photography.
Sue, the Field Museum’s famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, isn’t exactly becoming the first dinosaur astronaut, but at least a few microscopic parts of her are going into orbit.
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.
A science experiment by some Chicago Public School students is making its way to the International Space Station.