We all know Purdue has a long history collaborate with NASA. One of the most famous Astronaut, Neil Armstrong, came from Purdue. After him, Purdue is called ‘the cradle of astronauts.’ So in this post, I want to talk about those Purdue astronauts and get everybody proud of our school.
We have 23 astronauts who have actually flown into the space. Among these people, Jerry Ross has conduct 7 operations which is the most. Purdue has launched book, app and exhibit about him. The book is called “Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer.” He was retired in 2012. The book is about his legendary story. The last person who has walked on the moon, Cerman, called his story “the American Dream.” And he comes from Indiana. He is a local hero.
And Neil Armstrong is the first astronauts who graduated from Purdue. He graduated in 1955.
This is an official website where you can look up the mission those astronauts are involved: Purdue Astronauts
And as Purdue students, we are lucky because these astronauts will sometimes come back to campus and give us precious speeches.