James Newman - SSP89

s9514660Astronaut and ISU alumn!

My experience at ISU was fantastic.  I met men and women involved in national and commercial space programs from around the world.  I gained a greater appreciation for and understanding of the diversity of space activity during that summer than I had from my four years at NASA.  Shortly after attending ISU I was selected into the Astronaut Office at NASA and was pleased to already know so much about the world's space programs, to know many of the future players in those programs, and to already understand the various ways that the rest of the world views NASA.  I feel that my education at ISU has been invaluable to me in my career.

(image courtesy of NASA)