Astronaut Hawley launches relationship with Kansas Cosmosphere

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 in Alumni News and News

Steve Hawley

Steve Hawley, c’73, is the newest adviser with the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson. The former astronaut, now a professor of physics and astronomy at KU, will counsel the Cosmosphere’s staff and board of directors.

“The Cosmosphere shares the story of spaceflight in a way that no other museum does,” Hawley says. “I’m proud to have such a unique facility in my home state, and I look forward to working closely with the Cosmosphere to increase awareness of this tremendous asset for Kansas and the nation. It is my belief the Cosmosphere can provide the spark that inspires our next generation of leaders and visionaries who will do the difficult and pioneering things that make a nation great.”

The museum includes several artifacts from Hawley’s time in space, including a window from Space Shuttle Columbia and a mission time clock that was part of several of Hawley’s missions. Read the full press release here.

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