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Out of This World

October 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis on the launch pad prior to its final voyage. photo/NASA/Bill Ingalls

October 2011

UC's connections to outer space and aerospace engineering have produced medical advances, discovery of water on the moon, improved space travel, training for military medics and much more.

Space shuttle’s final flight    
Alumnus, chief flight director’s view from Mission Control.

From co-op jobs to NASA careers
UC grads work on space suits, spacewalks, scientific missions.

What’s next for NASA? 

Decades of advancing flight
Country’s second oldest aerospace program boosts industry
with impressive research, historic educators and famous grads.

Power trip for Awatef Hamed
UC attracts world’s first female head of an aerospace program.

Medics save lives at 35,000 feet
UC institute trains medics to treat wounded during evacuations.

Research restores voices
Jet-engine airflow patterns help an engineer and a doctor rebuild voice boxes.

Discovering water on the moon
Chemistry grad creates instruments for major space discoveries.


New women’s track coach grew up in East Germany

Letters to the Editor
1970 campus closing, Sander Hall implosion and memories of basketball champs

Campus News
Medical breakthroughs, new deans and a winning logo

In Focus Photo Features
Last shuttle launch
Shuttle docks with International Space Station

Alumni Connection
A brand new approach to Homecoming Oct. 14 and 15
UCAA scholarships support future alumni
Alumni Association's new board members
1819 Campaign update

On Campus Yesterday
Neil Armstrong, 1974