Former Student Steven Swanson boards International Space Station

CSE Former Student Steve Swanson has successfully boarded the International Space Station and is ready to begin his six month stay roughly 250 miles above the Earth’s surface. The docking of the Soyuz spacecraft that transported Swanson and two cosmonauts to the station was delayed due to non-life threatening mechanical problems.

Dr. Swanson will transition to commander of the Russian Federal Space Agency Expedition and return to Earth in September 2014.

To read more about Dr. Swanson’s journey please read this article from the Eagle. 

Dr. Steven Swanson received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1998. He was honored by the CSE department with the Distinguished Former Student Award in 2010 and is currently a member of the department's Advisory Board.