TAMPA, FL (January 3, 2007) - The December 9 Discovery mission to rewire the international space station included two Florida Institute of Technology alumni success stories: Joan Higginbotham and Sunita Williams.
Joan Higginbotham earned two master’s degrees from Florida Tech, one in management and one in space systems. The Saturday evening Discovery flight was the first nighttime space shuttle launch in four years and Higginbotham’s first. She’ll be the primary operator of the space station’s robotic arm.
U.S. Navy Commander Sunita Williams earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management at Florida Tech. She’ll be taking the place of German astronaut Thomas Reiter as part of the threeperson crew at the space lab for a period of six months.
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