NASA http://peoriapublicradio.org en NASA astronaut discusses future of space program http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/nasa-astronaut-discusses-future-space-program <div>NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins delivered the commencement address on Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hopkins himself graduated from the U of I in 1991, and he was aboard with the International Space Station for six months until his return to Earth in March.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking with Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Powers, Hopkins shares his experiences in orbit and thoughts about the future of the space program.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That was Astronaut Mon, 19 May 2014 11:54:14 +0000 Sean Powers 23518 at http://peoriapublicradio.org NASA astronaut discusses future of space program Astronaut Celebrates Apollo 8 Anniversary in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/astronaut-celebrates-apollo-8-anniversary-illinois <p>Retired astronaut Jim Lovell was in Chicago today, recreating Apollo 8's famous Christmas Eve broadcast from 1968. As Brian Mackey reports, the original came at the end of a tumultuous year.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:45:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 16739 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Astronaut Celebrates Apollo 8 Anniversary in Illinois Astronaut speaks from space to U of I students http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/astronaut-speaks-space-u-i-students <p></p><div>A NASA astronaut who graduated from the University of Illinois spoke to U of I students Tuesday from orbit. IPR’s Sean Powers reports:</div><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:14:43 +0000 Sean Powers 14136 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Astronaut speaks from space to U of I students