Former NASA astronaut, S&T alumna to speak to community

Monday, February 20, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Toomey Hall, 250

Dr. Sandra Magnus, a former NASA astronaut and alumna of Missouri University of Science and Technology, will deliver a virtual presentation about her career and experiences that viewers can watch at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Room 250 Toomey Hall at S&T.

Missouri S&T’s chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is hosting the event, which will be part of the university’s National Engineers Week 2023 activities.

Magnus has graduated twice from Missouri S&T. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the university, as well as a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Her Ph.D. in engineering is from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

On her first NASA mission as an astronaut, Magnus flew to the International Space Station in 2002 on the Atlantis space shuttle. Then, in 2008, she went on another mission to the space station and stayed there for four months as a science officer. Her last mission was in 2011 when she was part of Atlantis’s final crew.

Magnus served as executive director of the AIAA, which is the world’s largest aerospace technical society, from 2012-18. She also previously served as deputy director for engineering with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Her current positions include serving as principal for AstroPlanetview and as a professor of practice at Georgia Institute of Technology.

The event is open to the public, and admission is free. To join the event remotely, visit

Event Type

Meetings, Lectures and Conferences


College of Engineering and Computing


National Engineers Week
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