On May 27, Space Shuttle Endeavour astronaut Greg Chamitoff PhD ’92 was part of the last-ever spacewalk by a space shuttle crew. The penultimate flight of the space shuttle program — followed in July by the final voyage of Space Shuttle Atlantis — also installed the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle physics observatory, on the International Space Station to look for dark matter and clues to the beginnings of the universe. Chamitoff will speak at 2 p.m. today in Room 35-225 as part of the Space Grant Consortium Seminar, sponsored by the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, on his shuttle experiences. He talked with MIT News about some of his favorite moments as a space shuttle astronaut.Q. You’ve been known to bring mementos up in space; rumor has it that you’re even responsible for introducing the first bagels in space. What are some other unique and unexpected mementos that space...
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