Swanson part of live downlink from ISS

220px -Steven _swanson _v 2 1.11.15 PMSteve Swanson, a former student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was part of a special Live downlink held Thursday by the Science, Space and Technology Committee with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The downlink was part of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Swanson, who received his Ph.D. in computer science, boarded the ISS in May and will return to Earth in September. 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.