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Alumnus Shane Kimbrough continues mission on space station


Jason Maderer
National Media Relations

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Shane Kimbrough is at the midway point of his four-month mission on the space station.

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Shane Kimbrough (M.S. Operations Research, 1998) is midway through his four-month mission as commander of the International Space Station.

  • Shane Kimbrough on ISS Shane Kimbrough on ISS
  • Shane Kimbrough on ISS Shane Kimbrough on ISS

Shane Kimbrough (M.S. Operations Research, 1998) will celebrate Christmas with five crewmates aboard the International Space Station. He is the commander of the football-field sized facility, his home since arriving in late October. Kimbrough won't return  until after Valentine's Day.

During an interview with his alma mater from 250 miles above Earth, Kimbrough talks about the mission to date, his upcoming spacewalks, and the two Christmases he'll celebrate while in orbit.

See pictures of the mission and watch the interview.

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  • Created By: Jason Maderer
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  • Created On: Dec 20, 2016 - 3:22pm
  • Last Updated: Dec 21, 2016 - 9:51am