Mike Hopkins

US astronaut Michael Hopkins, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS), waves on September 26, 2013 before the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. AFP PHOTO / POOL / DMITRY LOVETSKY (Photo credit should read DMITRY LOVETSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Astronaut To Deliver Commencement Address At U Of I

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.

05/16/2014

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS), waves on September 26, 2013 before the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Photo credit: DMITRY LOVETSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois Astronaut To Go For Spacewalk To Repair Space Station

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.

12/18/2013

Soyuz Rocket Launches Crew To Space Station

Illini Grad Talks To U. Of I. Students From International Space 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.

10/30/2013