|Robert L. Crippen, BS ASE 1960|
Robert L. Crippen became a NASA astronaut in September 1969. He was a member of the astronaut support crew for the Skylab 2, 3, and 4 missions, and served in this same capacity for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission, which was completed successfully in July 1975. He served as pilot on STS-1 (April 12-14, 1981), and was the spacecraft commander on STS-7 (June 18-24, 1983), STS-41C (April 6-13, 1984) and STS-41G (October 5-13, 1984).
During the spring semester of 2010, Captain Crippen returned to campus to visit with our students. Read more about his visit.
Longhorns on Mars
Many of our former graduate students were involved with the Mars Curiosity mission. Learn about their experiences in the Alcalde story, "Longhorns on Mars." Read more...