Training the Next Generation of Space Scientists

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

There is a Kentucky university that is out of this world – or at least teaching their students to think out of this world.

Morehead State University is one of only five schools in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in space science. MSU students have been and are currently involved with a number of space exploration projects.

This Sunday on One to One, I’ll talk with MSU President Wayne Andrews about this amazing accomplishment. The school’s leap of faith into the heavens began a couple of years before he arrived in Rowan County. As the space science program continues to grow, Andrews is proud of their state-of-the-art facilities and KySat-1, the first satellite designed, built, and tested by university students in the commonwealth. These satellites will carry a number of experiments into orbit, including one to test how the space environment effects chemical coatings on solar cells.

My conversation with Morehead State’s 13th president airs Sunday at 1 p.m. on KET.

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