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Astronaut to Speak to Baylor University's Graduate Business Students

Sept. 14, 2009

By Becca Broaddus

NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus, hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club, will speak at the Hankamer School of Business and other various schools Sept. 14- 16. Magnus' appearance is part of "NASA Week in Waco," a three-day series of community events.

Magnus will speak to graduate classes beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 in the business school to discuss organizational behavior challenges arising in the close quarters of the International Space Station, Associate Director of Graduate Student Services and Magnus' family friend Karen Mittendorf said.

Magnus returned in March from a four and a half month mission on the space station. As the mission's flight engineer, Magnus and fellow astronauts installed major upgrades to the station and accomplished twice the scientific research originally planned for the mission. Expedition 18 was Magnus' second trip to the space station. Her first mission was in 2002.

Magnus will also have other speaking engagements during "NASA Week in Waco," including a speech for the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER), a Baylor center whose experimental facility is built around a partnership between Baylor University and Texas State Technical College-Waco (TSTC).

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