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BTN LiveBIG: An out of this world reunion at Purdue

Purdue University graduates have walked on the moon, worked in the Mir Space Station, and flown the Shuttle. They also have contributed many others who work at NASA or in the burgeoning private space programs.  And eight of the Purdue astronauts came back on campus to talk about their careers and experiences. President Mitch Daniels explained the motivation for the reunion of the illustrious graduates, “There are few things that Purdue is prouder of than our runaway contribution to the space programs: 23 astronauts and 37 space missions, as well as countless other people who contributed to the space program.