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 Published 05/19/09 3:23am

Penn Grad Goes To Infinity, And Beyond!

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NASA has announced its crew for a space shuttle set to launch in April of 2010. On this list is astronaut Garrett Reisman, who graduated from Penn in '91 with majors in Econ and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. According to this sport-y article in The NY Times that we can't be bothered to read thoroughly, and The DP ca. 1998, he was a member of ATO and the president of the Interfraternity Council.

Reisman visited Penngineers in February, and you should have checked it out because one time he was on The Colbert Report! From space!

While researching, we noticed that Reisman said of his dream to become an astronaut, "It was a long shot - no pun intended," in at least several interviews. Could it be that this pun was, in fact, intended? As this one-time DRL rat prepares for his second space-walk, we too must prepare. Prepare to wait a long time for our answer.

May the force be with you, Garrett. No movie reference intended.

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