On some days when the orbit is right astronaut Sandy Magnus will be able to look down on Rolla, where she got her bachelor’s degree in physics and her master’s degree in electrical engineering. In fact, Magnus will be looking down from the International Space Station for the next three months. Magnus graduated from what is now Missouri University of Science and Technology with a degree in physics in 19-86 and with a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 19-90. She says she was burned out on school after getting her physics degree…and went to work with McDonnell-Douglas in St.Louis, specializing in stealth technology. She got her master’s degree from Rolla by studying at night while with McDonnell-Douglas.She got her doctorate in materials engineering from Georgia Tech before joining NASA. Magnus was a mission specialist on a shuttle flight six years ago. She’ll be the science officer aboard the space station for the next three and a half months..
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