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Nine astronauts, including the current commander of the International Space Station, are graduates of the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma. Three notable astronauts studied at UTSI, but did not receive their degrees there and one notable astronaut graduated for the UT College of Medicine.


MABE Associate Professor Steve Brooks will be onboard our Nation’s largest Icebreaker, the Coast Guard Ship “Healy”, Aug. 6 to Oct. 10, 2015 when the ship makes its first trip to the North Pole. Steve will investigate the transport and deposition of air pollutants to the Arctic Ocean. This cruise represents only the second time that a U.S. ship will venture this far into the Arctic sea ice.


The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) proudly celebrates 50 years of graduate study, research, and innovation. Founded in 1964 […]