A graduate of the Citadel is heading for space today. Today at 2:28 in the afternoon, Citadel graduate and astronaut Marine Lt. Col. Randy Bresnik will leave the Kennedy Space Center with five others and head for space. Bresnik gained much experience at the Citadel in complex aircraft, including flight school where he was selected to fly jets.
In today’s mission, the six astronauts of the Atlantis will deliver two express logistics carriers to the International Space Station, take part in three spacewalks, and return NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott to Earth. Bresnik is the first astronaut from the Citadel. The liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis can be viewed online at NASA TV, and the Citadel Office of External Affairs will have frequent updates.