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.
Illinois Astronaut To Go For Spacewalk To Repair Space StationAtronaut 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.
Illini Grad Talks To U. Of I. Students From International Space StationHopkins 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.