Students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette prepare their cube satellite for orbit.
Credit Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment
It’s been six years in the making and now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's cube satellite is hitching a ride into space this month on a NASA rocket. Dozens of undergraduate students have had a hand in CAPE-2. It stands for Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment. Assistant project manager Rizwan Merchant is a senior computer science major from Lafayette. He says his work on CAPE-2 will be his calling card for prospective employers.
Former astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave plans to tell his Longview audience to follow all the forks in the road in their life journeys.
Credit Chris Halford
He’s known as one of the most versatile astronauts and he’s coming to Longview to give a talk. Dr. Story Musgrave has pursued many different career paths. He’s a physician and landscape architect. A biophysicist and business consultant. He participated in six Space Shuttle missions, and left NASA in 1997. Today, he yearns for the passion of the space-race heyday of the 1960s, when he was tapped to be an astronaut.
Repeat Broadcast on Monday, April 2, at 8 p.m. Original broadcast on Thursday, May 26, at 8 p.m. Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and an award-winning artist, was the featured guest at the 2011 Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University. "Alan Bean is a member of a most exclusive group – one of 12 people who have walked on the moon and captured the focus and imagination of the nation and the world during the apex of manned space exploration,” Dr. Archie McDonald said. “Our speaker series is delighted to feature a fellow Texan who has viewed our world from a perspective few others have experienced.”